Defining a “violent” crime that would be prosecuted in criminal court versus family court are “absolutely” part of the talks surrounding raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said on Monday following a closed-door leaders meeting.

“Some of these crimes are pretty egregious,” Flanagan said. “That’s absolutely part of the discussion right now.”

The Assembly maintains the Senate isn’t simply seeking too broad a definition for categorizing violent crimes, however, but over classifying certain offenses.

“Issue isn’t violent offenses,” said Assembly spokesman Michael Whyland ion a Twitter post. “Senate wants non-violent offenses to go through an adult criminal procedure.”

Lawmakers are debating how to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York, currently at 16, to 18.

It’s a top concern for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who has sought to move cases involving those under 18 into family courts. The long-sought issue remains problematic for Senate Republicans, however, who question which offenses should be diverted to family court.

Potentially key to the talks has been Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, who told reporters prior to the meeting lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are “taking a very balanced approach.”

“I think we’re coming together and I think it’s just a matter of what say the judge has, what say the DA has,” he said.

The meeting in Cuomo’s office on the second floor of the Capitol lasted less than an hour. Heastie emerged first, quickly walking out of the office to declared there was nothing new to report.

Flanagan insisted the negotiations remain open for a broad agreement and not a “bare bones” deal at this time and there’s no discussion of going the budget extender route.

“I’d rather raise my arms in victory than throw up my hands,” Flanagan said. “I think we have an excellent chance of getting things done on time.