Inmates; court or person having custody to determine if treatment of mental illness is necessary. (SB87)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitalization of inmates in local correctional facilities.  Repeals provisions dealing with determining (i) a defendant's competency to be sentenced after he has been convicted of a crime and (ii) whether an inmate who is in the custody of a local correctional facility needs to be involuntarily hospitalized for treatment of mental illness, and substantially incorporates these provisions into statutes dealing generally with determinations of a defendant's competency and the hospitalization of inmates in the custody of local correctional facilities. The bill sets forth the procedures that a court or a person having custody of an inmate must follow to determine whether treatment of mental illness is necessary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102686D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2010Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/10/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10104902D-S1
02/12/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104902D-S1
02/15/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB87S1
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2010Assigned Courts sub: #3 Mental Health
03/05/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB87ER)
03/14/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
04/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB87ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 340 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)


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 20 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB311.