HB 185: Service providers sheltering with runaway youth to report contact with children within 72 Hours.  Status:  Recommended Do Pass by the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, but did not come out of the Rules Committee by the end of crossover day.  This being the case, a maneuver has occurred whereby the language of this bill, with some modification, has been put into SB 94, virtually replacing the initial language of SB 94.

HB 200: Seeks to to discourage trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude and provide greater protections to persons subject to such crime.  Status:  Passed the House (overwhelmingly) and has been recommended Do Pass by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

HB 373: Would allow the Department of Juvenile Justice or a child to bring a motion to modify custody when the child has been committed to the Department following an adjudication for a designated felony.  The bill allows the court to recognize a child’s good behavior, and academic and rehabilitative progress by granting release from restrictive custody.  The motion could only be filed after the child had served a year in custody, and could not be refiled more than once a year.  Status:  Passed House.  Recommended Do Pass by Senate Judiciary Committee.