HB2701 HFA Webster & Boggs 5-26 #1
Delegates Webster and Boggs moves to amend the bill on page 1,
by striking out everything following the enacting section and
inserting in lieu thereof, the following:
ARTICLE 5. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE.
§61-5-12b. Escape from custody of the Director of Juvenile
(a) Any person who escapes from the custody of the director of
Division of Juvenile Services, regardless of where he or she is
confined or detained, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction, shall be confined in jail, or in the case of a person
under the age of eighteen, in a juvenile facility, for not more
than one year.
(b) Venue for the prosecution of a violation of this section
shall be in the county in which the escape occurs: Provided, That
if the person is under the age of eighteen, upon agreement of all
parties, the prosecution of the escape may be transferred to the
circuit court from which the juvenile was originally committed.