Involuntary commitment order; detainee may petition court to transfer to outpatient treatment. (HB939)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary commitment; transfer to outpatient treatment. Provides that the person subject to an involuntary commitment order may petition the judge or special justice to order that he be transferred to involuntary outpatient treatment or released. Upon consideration of the petition, the judge or special justice may hold a commitment hearing within 10 days. Only one such petition may be filed during each involuntary commitment hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081430432
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Read first time
01/30/2008Read second time
01/30/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB939E
01/30/2008Printed as engrossed 081430432-E
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
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB939E)
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
02/28/2008Passed by in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008 Subject matter referred to Commission on Mental Health Law Reform pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)