After Raise the Age Bill Passes House, Texas Closer to Considering 17-Year-Olds Juveniles

Friday, April 21, 2017

On Thursday, though, the Legislature got a step closer to passing legislation that would raise the age to 18 after the House passed House Bill 122 with an 82-62 vote, sending the bill over to the Senate. Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) called it “the most important change to our criminal justice system that we have done in probably five decades.”

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