Temporary detention; determining facility for individual. (HB293)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Determining facility of temporary detention. Provides that an individual for whom a temporary detention order is issued shall be detained in a state facility unless the state facility or an employee or designee of the community services board is able to identify an alternative facility that is able and willing to provide temporary detention. The bill directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish an acute care psychiatric bed registry that shall provide real-time information on the availability of beds in public and private psychiatric facilities and residential crisis stabilization units for individuals who meet the criteria for temporary detention. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102524D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB293)
01/23/2014Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB293)
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 1-N)
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104740D-H1
02/03/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2014Incorporates HB243
02/05/2014Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/06/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104929D-H2
02/07/2014Incorporates HB243
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Incorporates HB243
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee on Courts of Justice substitute rejected 14104740D-H1
02/10/2014Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 14104929D-H2
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB293H2
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14105198D-S1
02/20/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105062D-S1
02/24/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB293S1
02/24/2014Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N)
02/25/2014Placed on Calendar
02/26/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105062D-S1 (3-Y 96-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 2-N)
02/28/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2014House acceded to request
03/04/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2014Delegates: Bell, R.B., Cline, Toscano
03/04/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2014Senators: Barker, Miller, McWaters
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105612D-H3
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Passed by temporarily
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB293ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB293ER)
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 773 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0773)


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 5 minutes.