Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on committee passage of “raise the age” legislation

House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about Committee passage Tuesday of a bi-partisan, multi-bill package that will allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 21, 2021. Prosecutors would continue to have the discretion to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when…

Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on juvenille justice legislation testimony

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about testimony Tuesday morning in his committee on a bi-partisan, multi-bill package of legislation that would change state law to require that 17-year olds be tried as minors and not adults.  Rep. Filler notes similar packages have been proposed in the last two terms, but says this…