Deferred disposition; persons with autism or intellectual disabilities. (SB173)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100913D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Read second time
01/27/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/27/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB173E
01/27/2014Printed as engrossed 14100913D-E
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N)
01/29/2014Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
03/04/2014Left in Courts of Justice


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 5 minutes.


Michaela Bindewald writes:

Intellectually disabled individuals and those who have the neurodevelopmental disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders may require special consideration in the court system. I support this bill.