Mentally ill defendants; may be hospitalized if unable to care for himself. (SB310)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mentally ill defendants; technical changes. Provides that a defendant in a criminal matter may be hospitalized if so seriously mentally ill as to be unable to care for himself. Under current law the standard is "imminently dangerous to himself or others." The provision applies to pretrial, after conviction but before sentencing and after sentencing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061204720
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2006Committee substitute printed 061392720-S1
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB310S1)
02/07/2006Continued to 2007 in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)