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Bill Detail: HB21-1016

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Title Transfer Jurisdiction To Veteran's Speciality Court
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (02/16/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Military & Veterans
House Sponsors D. Ortiz (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

Under current law, a court must inquire at the defendant's first
appearance whether the defendant is a veteran. If the jurisdiction does not
have a veteran's speciality court, the bill requires the court to inform a
veteran defendant of the possibility of petitioning to transfer the case to
a jurisdiction with a veteran's speciality court.

The bill allows a veteran defendant to petition to transfer the case
to a jurisdiction with a veteran's speciality court if the jurisdiction does
not have a veteran's speciality court. The petition must include the
jurisdiction that the defendant is seeking to have the case transferred to
and a description of the services or supports the defendant is seeking to
access from the veteran's speciality court in that jurisdiction. After
receiving a petition, the court must consult with the chief judge of the
jurisdiction with the veteran's speciality court and administrator of that
court, if any. The court shall grant the petition to transfer the case if the
veteran's speciality court in that jurisdiction has the capacity to provide
services and supports to the defendant.

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