Emergency custody; authority of law-enforcement officer. (SB1079)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


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be transported to take such person into emergency custody when the law-enforcement officer determines that consent has been revoked and the person meets the criteria for emergency custody, even if the law-enforcement officer is beyond the territorial limits of the jurisdiction in which he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


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093192248
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1079E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 093192248-E
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/18/2009Referred from Courts of Justice
02/18/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read second time
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1079ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0607)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2486.