SB 6529-S - DIGEST

Revises the juvenile justice act of 1977 to provide for the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile offenders.

Authorizes the juvenile court, if a juvenile offender is charged with animal cruelty in the first degree, to deny granting a deferred disposition to the juvenile, even if the juvenile otherwise may qualify for a deferred disposition.

Requires the judge to consider whether the community will benefit from granting a deferred disposition to the juvenile offender.

Addresses fines, community service, and electronic monitoring for juveniles adjudicated of taking a motor vehicle without permission in the first or second degree, theft of a motor vehicle, or possession of a stolen vehicle.

Authorizes a police officer, under certain circumstances, to arrest a person who: (1) Is sixteen or seventeen years old; and

(2) Within the preceding four hours has assaulted a family or household member.

Authorizes a prosecuting agency, upon receiving an offense report, to choose not to file the information as a domestic violence offense if the offense was committed against a sibling, parent, stepparent, or grandparent.

Changes a court's notification requirements to the department of licensing with regard to a juvenile's first offense while armed with a firearm, or first offense involving possession of a firearm or violation of certain firearm, alcohol, or drug laws.