Psychiatric inpatient treatment of minors; timing of petition and hearing. (SB276)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Psychiatric inpatient treatment of minors; timing of petition and hearing. Increases from 72 hours to 96 hours the length of time (i) to hold a hearing for the involuntary commitment of a minor or the emergency admission of a minor for inpatient treatment, and (ii) that a minor may be admitted by his parents to a facility over his objections. The bill also provides that the time to hold the involuntary commitment hearing runs from the filing of the petition for such hearing. The bill provides further that a petition for judicial approval of the admission of a minor by his parents over his objections shall be filed no sooner than 24 hours and no later than 96 hours after his admission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080635216
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/28/2008Committee substitute printed 080858216-S1
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB276S1)
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
02/08/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080858216-S1
02/08/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB276S1
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (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
02/15/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2008Committee substitute printed 081497216-H1
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081497216-H1
02/20/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB276H1
02/20/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N)
02/26/2008House insisted on substitute
02/26/2008House requested conference committee
02/28/2008Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2008Senators: Cuccinelli, Howell, Edwards
02/29/2008Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2008Delegates: Marsden, Bell, Fralin
03/07/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Passed by temporarily
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB276ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
03/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB276ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB582 and SB245.