SB 5651 removes language in existing law that allows courts to detain a truant child who fails to comply with a court order. Instead, the court is given the authority to impose an alternative that is “consistent with best practice models for reengagement with school. Arrest warrants may not be issued in these matters.
SB 5651 was heard in the Human Services, Mental Health & Housing Committee on Feb. 16th at 10:00. The bill did not come up for a vote and therefore is dead.