Adopted by House 5-26-2009
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:
§61-5-12b. Escape from custody of the Director of Juvenile Services.

(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.