Involuntary commitment hearings; person shall be held in custody until released to secure facility. (HB707)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary custody orders; secure facility. States that a person who is subject to an involuntary commitment hearing under a temporary detention order shall be held in custody until released to a secure facility or released from custody by court order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081662568
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Committee substitute printed 088566568-H1
01/25/2008Read first time
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Committee substitute agreed to 088566568-H1
01/28/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB707H1
01/29/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
02/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB707ER)
03/06/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 728 (effective 7/1/08)


Alison Hymes writes:

This bill will allow the state to hold people who have committed no crime and haven't even had a perfunctory hearing to be in jail for the crime of being suspected of being mentally ill. This is a step back to the 18th century.

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill was amended before it passed so that the person can not be held in jail. Whew!