Mental health law; amends statutes to address issues resulting from overhaul thereof. (SB1083)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Amends § 19.2-182.9, § 37.2-808, § 37.2-815, § 37.2-816, § 37.2-817, § 37.2-819, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/09 097825248
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 SB1083E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 097825248-E
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1083E)
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)
02/28/2009Enrolled
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1083ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 837 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1083ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 838 (effective 4/8/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0838)
04/14/2009Reenrolled
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1083ER2)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2060.