Emergency custody; authority of law-enforcement officer. (HB2486)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody; authority of law-enforcement officer. Authorizes a law-enforcement officer who is transporting a person who has voluntarily consented to being transported to a facility for assessment or evaluation and who subsequently revokes consent to be transported to take such person into emergency custody when the law-enforcement officer determines that consent has been revoked and the person meets the criteria for emergency custody, even if the law-enforcement officer is beyond the territorial limits of the jurisdiction in which he serves. This bill also clarifies that a law-enforcement officer who takes a person into emergency custody based upon his own observations or reliable reports of others may transport such person beyond the territorial boundaries of the jurisdiction in which he serves in order to obtain the required assessment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 093160528
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read first time
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2486E
01/29/2009Printed as engrossed 093160528-E
01/30/2009Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Placed on Calendar
02/18/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2486ER)
02/24/2009Signed by Speaker
02/25/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1079.