Physicians, license; DBHDS to require presence thereof in any state training center. (SB538)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Training centers; physician coverage.  Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to promulgate regulations requiring the presence of a licensed physician at all times in any state training center. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102340D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB538)
01/28/2010Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Committee substitute printed 10104451D-S1
01/28/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB538S1)
02/09/2010Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read second time
02/11/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104451D-S1
02/11/2010Passed by for the day
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2010Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB538ES1
02/12/2010Printed as engrossed 10104451D-ES1
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
02/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB538ES1)
03/02/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read second time
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB538ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
03/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB538ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 355 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 59 seconds.


Jack Ford writes:

The amendment stips this bill of any meaning or impact. Why even pass it at all? Apparently the safety and health of training center residents is not worth spending any money on in the opinion of some in the General Assembly.