Psychiatric hospital admissions; local inmates. (HB1280)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Psychiatric hospital admissions; local inmates.  Amends the criteria for psychiatric inpatient admission for inmates at local correctional facilities to add mentally ill inmates for whom there exists a substantial likelihood that they will suffer serious harm due to their lack of capacity to protect themselves from harm or to provide for their basic human needs. Under current law the standard is that the mentally ill inmate will cause serious physical harm to himself or others as evidenced by recent behavior causing, attempting or threatening harm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104506D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2012Assigned Courts sub: #5 Mental Health
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1280)
02/10/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2012Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Placed on Calendar
03/02/2012Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 94-N)
03/02/2012VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2012House acceded to request
03/07/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2012Delegates: Stolle, Minchew, Lewis
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Stuart, Vogel, Obenshain
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1280)
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by House (88-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/09/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1280ER)
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (33-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB1280ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 801 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB585.