Involuntary commitment of minors; appointment of counsel and guardians ad litem. (SB247)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Commitment of minors; appointment of counsel and guardians ad litem. Provides that a court shall appoint a guardian ad litem and counsel for a minor for involuntary commitment hearings and proceedings for the judicial approval of the admission for inpatient treatment of a minor 14 years of age or older over his objections. Amends § 16.1-339, § 16.1-341, § 16.1-343, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084536248
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB247)
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Enrolled
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB247ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
04/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB247ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 807 (effective 7/1/08)