Mental health; prohibition of firearms. (HB743)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Mental health; prohibition of firearms. Provides that the district court judge or special justice shall forward any order from a commitment hearing for involuntary admission or involuntary outpatient treatment to the clerk of court for the county or city where the hearing took place as soon as practicable but no later than the close of business on the next business day following the completion of the hearing. The bill provides that a copy of the court's findings that a person is incapacitated or has been restored to capacity, or a copy of any order appointing a conservator or guardian shall be filed by the judge with the clerk of the circuit court for the county or city where the hearing took place "as soon as practical, but no later than the close of business on the next business day following the completion of the hearing." Current law does not specify in which county or city the copy shall be filed, nor does it provide a deadline. The bill also changes from "forthwith" to a deadline of "as soon as practical but no later than the close of business on the following business day" for a clerk to certify and forward to the Central Criminal Records Exchange a copy of any order adjudicating a person incapacitated, any order appointing a conservator or guardian, or any order of restoration of capacity. Amends § 37.2-819, § 64.2-2012, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2014Committee
01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101407D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104525D-H1
02/03/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Read first time
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104525D-H1
02/06/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB743H1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2014Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Placed on Calendar
02/26/2014Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Enrolled
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB743ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/06/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 336 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)

Video

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 1 minute.