Mental health system; Joint Commission on Health Care to review recommendations and legislation. (SJ42)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; mental health; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to receive and review recommendations of the Chief Justice's Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, the Virginia Tech Review Panel, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and any other committee, commission, group, or individual with recommendations for, and any legislation submitted to the General Assembly related to, the reform of the Commonwealth's process for involuntary commitment specifically and the system of mental health services generally. Read the Bill »


03/12/2008: Passed the Senate


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088515260
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2008Reported from Rules with substitute
02/01/2008Committee substitute printed 087315260-S1
02/04/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read second time
02/05/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087315260-S1
02/05/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ42S1
02/06/2008Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/06/2008Read third time
02/06/2008Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/06/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2008Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Passed by for the day
03/06/2008Taken up
03/06/2008Floor substitute printed 084258584-H1 (Jones, S.C.)
03/06/2008Substitute by Delegate Jones, S.C. agreed to 084258584-H1
03/06/2008Engrossed by House - floor substitute SJ42H1
03/06/2008Agreed to by House with substitute (100-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/12/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ42ER)