SB591 Passes.

SB 591 Juveniles; detention in secure facility for possession of certain firearms.

This bill clarifies the existing law and states that a juvenile may be detained prior to final disposition in a secure facility if the juvenile is alleged to have violated § 18.2-308.7 (possession or transportation of a handgun or assault weapon by a person under the age of 18).  Current law provides for such detention only when the juvenile is alleged to have committed an offense that would be a crime if he were an adult.

SB591 passed in both chambers.

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