Emergency custody orders; magistrate may designate police department or sheriff to execute. (HB173)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Execution of emergency custody orders; sheriffs. Provides that a magistrate issuing an emergency custody order or temporary detention order may designate either a jurisdiction's police department or sheriff to execute the order. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081039776
01/02/2008Committee
01/02/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/21/2008Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice

Comments

Cross Creek writes:

When needed, emergency protective orders can save lives if the agency ensures that they are enforced and the person is kept safe.

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill isn't about that. It's about taking some of the pressure off of sheriffs across the state who currently have the full burden of ECO's.