Mental health law; amends statutes to address issues resulting from overhaul thereof. (HB2060)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health law revisions. Amends mental health statutes to address issues resulting from the overhaul of mental health laws during the 2008 Session. This bill clarifies requirements that law-enforcement initiated emergency custody remains subject to the four hour limit and two hour extension provisions; clarifies that the employee or designee of the community services board attending a commitment hearing need not be the person who prepared the prescreening report, and that neither the employee or designee of the community services board attending a commitment hearing nor the independent examiner who attends the commitment hearing shall be excluded pursuant to an order of sequestration of the witnesses; clarifies that the prescreening report shall be admitted into evidence and made part of the record of the case; and extends the CCRE reporting requirement to close of business on the next business day following the hearing resulting in involuntary commitment. This bill has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/09 093161528
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Read first time
01/22/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Read third time
02/09/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Senate amendments agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/11/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION EMERGENCY (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2060ER)
02/17/2009Signed by Speaker
02/17/2009Signed by President
02/23/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 21 (effective 2/23/09)
02/23/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0021)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1083.