Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; authorization of chief judges of judicial circuits. (SB739)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; special justices. Clarifies that retired judges, substitute judges, and special justices are authorized to perform hearings under the Act. This bill also authorizes the chief judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit (Virginia Beach, Northampton, and Accomack) and the chief judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit (Fairfax County) to appoint special justices for the purpose of performing duties required of a judge under this Act. Such appointed judges are to be paid by the locality in which the special justice was appointed. This bill also states that an emergency exists and that the bill shall go into effect from its passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 064690720
10/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2007Assigned Courts sub: Involuntary Commitment