§ 12-9-12.1. Extradition of juveniles.
(a) When the extradition of a child under the age of eighteen (18) years of age is demanded by another state, the child shall be summoned to appear or ordered to appear before the family court pursuant to the provisions of chapter 1 of title 14.
(b) The provisions of § 12-9-12 shall apply to the hearing conducted by the family court. In addition when the other state seeks the extradition of the child for trial as an adult, the family court shall determine whether or not the child would have been tried as an adult in this state if charged with the offense alleged to have been committed in the other state. The family court shall apply the provisions of §§ 14-1-7 and 14-1-7.1 in making the determination.
(c) No person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age shall be extradited for trial in another state as an adult unless a justice of the family court determines that the person would have been tried as an adult in the state of Rhode Island.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 366, § 1.)