Incompetent defendants; disposition. (HB1378)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of incompetent defendants. Provides that if, after a determination of a defendant's competency to stand trial is made, a court finds that a defendant is and is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future, the court shall order that the defendant be (i) released, (ii) involuntarily committed, (iii) reviewed for commitment as a sexually violent predator, or (iv) certified as eligible for admission to a training center for persons with mental retardation. The bill also provides that duration of the treatment to restore the competency of a defendant charged with a misdemeanor, other than an offense against person or property involving the intentional threat of or the attempted or actual infliction of physical harm, shall be limited to 45 days. Read the Bill »


02/08/2008: Merged into HB1186


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084761820
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1186-Melvin)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB626.