Public Chapter 540
HOUSE BILL NO. 1820
By Representatives Roach, Halteman Harwell, Kent, McDaniel, Davis, Stamps, Pleasant
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1928
By Senators McNally, Atchley, Fowler, Person, Jordan, Koella, Ramsey, Carter, Gilbert, Miller, Elsea, Leatherwood, Crowe, Williams
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37, Chapter 4, Part 1, relative to the "Interstate Compact on Juveniles."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37, Chapter 4, Part 1, is amended by adding the following as an appropriately numbered new section:
The Governor is hereby authorized and directed to execute the following amendment to the Interstate Compact on Juveniles in the form substantially as follows:
"Article XVI. This article shall provide additional remedies, and shall be binding only as among and between those party States which specifically execute the same.
"All provisions and procedures of Articles V and VI of the Interstate Compact on Juveniles shall be construed to apply to any juvenile charged with being a delinquent by reason of a violation of any criminal law. Any juvenile, charged with being a delinquent by reason of violating any criminal law shall be returned to the requesting State upon a requisition to the State where the juvenile may be found. A petition in such case shall be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in the requesting State where the violation of criminal law is alleged to have been committed. The petition may be filed regardless of whether the juvenile has left the State before or after the filing of the petition. The requisition described in Article V of the compact shall be forwarded by the judge of the court in which the petition has been filed."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.