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Lawmakers to discuss juvenile competency

11:00 AM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Lawmakers will discuss juvenile competency at the Capitol on Tuesday.

The discussion revolves around if a juvenile has a rational understanding of court proceedings and can assist in his or her own defense.

Lawmakers are looking at whether a juvenile deemed "incompetent to proceed" should be defined by state law.

Legislators are proposing a bill to clarify that. A first hearing and an initial vote are planned for Tuesday afternoon.

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