Age of Criminal Majority to 21

An Act to Promote Public Safety and Better Outcomes for Young Adults - HD1432 - SD697

  • Gradually raise the upper age for delinquency and youth offender cases to include 18-20 year olds, ensuring that they are not charged as adults

  • Ensure that young people who are incarcerated are able to participate in impactful rehabilitative programs that are not available in the adult correctional system

the decision makers

Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

James Eldridgered x
James Eldridge (D)
Acton

chair

Eric Lesserred x
Eric Lesser (D)
Longmeadow

chair

Sonia Chang-Diazred x
Sonia Chang-Diaz (D)
Boston
Cynthia Creemred x
Cynthia Creem (D)
Newton
John Velisred x
John Velis (D)
Westfield
Patrick O'Connorred x
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Michael Dayred x
Michael Day (D)
Stoneham

chair

Chynah Tylerred x
Chynah Tyler (D)
Boston

chair

Christopher Hendricksred x
Christopher Hendricks (D)
New Bedford
Susannah Whippsred x
Susannah Whipps (I)
Athol
Colleen Garryred x
Colleen Garry (D)
Dracut
Jon Santiagored x
Jon Santiago (D)
Boston
Brandy Fluker-Oakleyred x
Brandy Fluker-Oakley (D)
Adam Scanlonred x
Adam Scanlon (D)
Jay Livingstonered x
Jay Livingstone (D)
Boston
Sheila Harringtonred x
Sheila Harrington (R)
Groton
Alyson Sullivanred x
Alyson Sullivan (R)
Abington

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2022

Mar 2021

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

2021