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                                 SENATE BILL 6301



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Senator Newhouse


Read first time 01/24/92.  Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.Enlarging juvenile court jurisdiction.

     AN ACT Relating to juvenile court jurisdiction; and amending RCW 13.04.030.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 13.04.030 and 1988 c 14 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

     The juvenile courts in the several counties of this state, shall have exclusive original jurisdiction over all proceedings:

     (1) Under the interstate compact on placement of children as provided in chapter 26.34 RCW;

     (2) Relating to children alleged or found to be dependent as provided in chapter 26.44 RCW and in RCW 13.34.030 through 13.34.170((, as now or hereafter amended));

     (3) Relating to the termination of a parent and child relationship as provided in RCW 13.34.180 through 13.34.210((, as now or hereafter amended));

     (4) To approve or disapprove alternative residential placement as provided in RCW 13.32A.170;

     (5) Relating to juveniles alleged or found to have committed offenses, traffic infractions, or violations as provided in RCW 13.40.020 through 13.40.230, ((as now or hereafter amended,)) unless:

     (a) The juvenile court transfers jurisdiction of a particular juvenile to adult criminal court pursuant to RCW 13.40.110((, as now or hereafter amended)); or

     (b) The statute of limitations applicable to adult prosecution for the offense, traffic infraction, or violation has expired; or

     (c) The alleged offense or infraction is a traffic, fish, boating, or game offense or traffic infraction committed by a juvenile sixteen years of age or older and would, if committed by an adult, be tried or heard in a court of limited jurisdiction, in which instance the appropriate court of limited jurisdiction shall have jurisdiction over the alleged offense or infraction:  PROVIDED, That if such an alleged offense or infraction and an alleged offense or infraction subject to juvenile court jurisdiction arise out of the same event or incident, the juvenile court may have jurisdiction of both matters:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That the jurisdiction under this subsection does not constitute "transfer" or a "decline" for purposes of RCW 13.40.110(1) or subsection (5)(a) of this section:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That courts of limited jurisdiction which confine juveniles for an alleged offense or infraction may place juveniles in juvenile detention facilities under an agreement with the officials responsible for the administration of the juvenile detention facility in RCW 13.04.035 and 13.20.060:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That when the juvenile is held in a juvenile detention facility for any reason, the juvenile court may have jurisdiction over the alleged offense or infraction;

     (6) Under the interstate compact on juveniles as provided in chapter 13.24 RCW;

     (7) Relating to termination of a diversion agreement under RCW 13.40.080 ((as now or hereafter amended)), including a proceeding in which the divertee has attained eighteen years of age; and

     (8) Relating to court validation of a voluntary consent to foster care placement under chapter 13.34 RCW, by the parent or Indian custodian of an Indian child, except if the parent or Indian custodian and child are residents of or domiciled within the boundaries of a federally recognized Indian reservation over which the tribe exercises exclusive jurisdiction.