Temporary detention order; magistrate may consider recommendation of examining physician, etc. (HB1144)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hearsay evidence during commitment hearings. Allows the special justice to hear and consider hearsay evidence during the commitment hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084494504
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Committee substitute printed 081473432-H1
01/29/2008Read first time
01/30/2008Read second time
01/30/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081473432-H1
01/30/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1144H1
01/31/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Communicated to Senate
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
02/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 080300248-S1
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed by temporarily
03/04/2008Committee substitute rejected 080300248-S1
03/04/2008Floor substitute printed 089658504-S2 (Cuccinelli)
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Substitute by Senator Cuccinelli agreed to 089658504-S2
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1144S2
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 089658504-S2 (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1144ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 793 (effective 7/1/08)


Alison Hymes writes:

This bill lowers the standards for evidence in a commitment hearing so far that it is unconstitutional.