Involuntary commitment; criteria for commitment. (HB972)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

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

Description

Criteria for involuntary commitment.  Provides that when a court is to make a decision as to whether it should involuntarily commit a person for 30 days when less restrictive alternatives are inappropriate, it shall consider in addition to other relevant evidence, whether the person recently has been found by a court to be unrestorably incompetent to stand trial. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102967D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2012Assigned Courts sub: #5 Mental Health
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported 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 (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Enrolled
03/06/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB972ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 451 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0451)