Insanity; petition for release of person acquitted by reason thereof. (SB1134)

Introduced By

Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Petition for release of acquittee. Provides that only when a motion for release from custody is made by the person acquitted by reason of insanity, shall the court order an evaluation by a psychiatrist and psychologist. Currently, this is required when the petition is by either the acquittee or the Commissioner of DMHMRSAS. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078205136
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Committee substitute printed 077861748-H1
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077861748-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1134H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute (54-Y 41-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (54-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1134ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1134ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)