On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up S.226 (PDF), a bill eliminating the exception for children to be tried as an adult and to decrease the time children can be held in juvenile detention. The bill was amended and received a favorable report, so it will now move forward to the Senate Floor.

On Wednesday, the Full Family and Veterans’ Services Committee took up S.1112 (PDF), a bill related to background checks for group home volunteers and child-placing agencies. This bill passed with no amendments.

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