Transportation of person under emergency custody, etc.; allowed to be transported by family member. (SB823)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation of person under emergency custody, temporary detention, or involuntary commitment order. Allows a person under an emergency custody order, temporary detention order, or involuntary commitment order to be transported by a family member; friend; representative of the community services board; health care provider; representative of the facility at which the person will be examined, detained, or admitted; or other transportation provider with personnel trained to provide transportation in a safe manner, upon a finding that such transportation is appropriate. This bill provides that, when making a decision regarding the appropriate transportation of a person under an emergency custody order, temporary detention order, or involuntary commitment order, the magistrate, judge, or special justice shall consider information provided by the community services board or its designee; the local law-enforcement agency, if involved; the petitioner; the person's treating physician; and others with knowledge of the person to be transported. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093212216
12/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 091443216-S1
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091443216-S1
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB823S1
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 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 (SB823ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 697 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)