Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 58 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1994 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following two paragraphs:-
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a person adjudicated a delinquent child by reason of a violation of paragraphs (a), (c) and (h) of section ten of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine, shall be committed to the custody of the commissioner of youth services who shall place such child in the custody of a facility supported by the commonwealth for the care, custody and training of such delinquent children for a period of at least one hundred and eighty days or until such child attains his eighteenth birthday, whichever first occurs.
Upon the second or subsequent violation of said paragraphs (a), (c) and (h) of said section ten of said chapter two hundred and sixty-nine, the commissioner of youth services shall place such child in the custody of a facility supported by the commonwealth for the care, custody and training of such delinquent child for not less than one year; provided, however that said period of time shall not be reduced or suspended.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section two hundred and three of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and ninety-two and section one of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Brookline and Gloucester divisions of the juvenile court department having jurisdiction over cases of delinquent children and petitions brought under chapter one hundred and nineteen of the General Laws, shall continue to accept such cases and petitions for filing and issue process therein on January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, and shall retain such jurisdiction until such time as the first justice of the respective division of said district court department approves of the transfer of said jurisdiction to a juvenile court division.