Insanity, not guilty by reason of; petition for temporary visit . (SB35)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Not guilty by reason of insanity. Requires that before a hospitalized acquittee may be granted a temporary (no more than 48 hours) visit from the hospital there be court approval that the visit would be therapeutic and would not pose a danger to others. Under current law, the Commissioner of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services may authorize such a visit if the acquittee is not a substantial danger to others. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063396808
12/21/2005Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB35)
02/08/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 061409808-S1
02/09/2006Continued to 2007 in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)