Voluntary admission; report to Central Criminal Records Exchange. (HB815)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from 24 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary admission; report to CCRE. Adds to the section requiring reporting of involuntary commitment persons who were the subject of a temporary detention order and who subsequently agreed to voluntary commitment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081441432
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Committee substitute printed 081474432-H1
01/29/2008Read first time
01/30/2008Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/30/2008Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 086008520-H2
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Committee substitute from Courts of Justice rejected 081474432-H1
02/11/2008Committee substitute from Courts of Justice agreed to 086008520-H2
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute #1 from Courts of Justice rejected 081474432-H1
02/11/2008Committee substitute #2 from Courts of Justice agreed to 086008520-H2
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB815H2
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred 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)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 089605228-S1
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 089605228-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB815S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (2-Y 95-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute rejected by House (2-Y 95-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 95-N)
03/06/2008Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2008House acceded to request
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Albo, Miller, J.H., Toscano
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Edwards, McDougle, Smith
03/08/2008Conference substitute printed 086028404-H3
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB815ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB815ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 788 (effective 7/1/08)


Doug Goncz writes:

Subsequently in this bill could probably be interpreted as years later, so once threatened with unneeded or unwanted treatment, a person who later sought intensive treatment would be forbidden self-defense. It would make sense if we all lived in the suburbs and we all had cars, as the lawmakers do, but for those who live and work in the street, this just isn't a survivable law. Adults and children living with and ever so slowly recovering from mental illness(es) are much more likely (dozens of times more likely) to be victims than perpetrators of violence.

Alison Hymes writes:

People volunteer for admission out of fear of facing up to 6 months of involuntary hospitalization even when they don't need to be in the hospital at all. So now they will be faced with the choice of risking 6 months being locked up or being put on a list with the FBI, well either way they end up on a list with the FBI. And we supposedly want to decriminalize mental illness?? I guess not.

Alison Hymes writes:

The Senate substitute takes out the provision to report voluntary admissions to the criminal database.

Alison Hymes writes:

But the last version of this bill that was signed by the Governor puts it back in. So now folks have less incentive to agree to voluntary hospitalization after a TDO because they will know their name will be sent to the FBI and the state database.

But of course all this reform was aimed at reducing involuntary commitment and promoting voluntariness, right Mr. Bonnie?