HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The juvenile justice reform bill passed in the state House Thursday night.

The bill, which has bipartisan support, combines proposals from both sides of the aisle for repeat offenders, which include extending juvenile holds, authorizing GPS monitoring bracelets, and a car theft task force.

“Whether you steal a Mazarati or a 15-year-old Camry, it’s a misdemeanor… then graduates up from there,” said State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, the Democrat co-chair of the Judiciary Committee.

“What we’re seeing before us on the agenda, in the calendar, is treating symptoms, but it’s not going to the causes, and unless we address the causes of the crime, it’s going to continue,” Sen. Minor Leader Kevin Kelly (R) said.

The bill also includes $1 million for a state police gun task force and $2 million for outreach diversionary programs.

“It’s giving us the short-term tools that help us deal with the problem that my officers are seeing on the street,” East Hartford Police Chief Scott Sansom said.

One thing not in the bill is a study looking at if the juvenile training school in Middletown should be reopened. Some lawmakers say that sending troubled teens to group homes is not doing a service to the neighborhood or the kids. They would like the Middletown facility to be used for wraparound services.

The bill now goes to the Senate.