Emergency custody & temporary detention; web-based psychiatric bed registry, period of custody. (SB260)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody; time limit. Extends the time that a person may be held pursuant to an emergency custody order to 24 hours. Currently, a person may be held for up to four hours, with an additional two-hour extension available upon a finding by a magistrate that good cause exists for an extension. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101822D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Mental Health
01/30/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104311D-S1
01/30/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB260S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104778D-S2
02/05/2014Incorporates SB458
02/05/2014Incorporates SB263
02/05/2014Incorporates SB370
02/05/2014Incorporates SB200
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2014Committee substitute rejected 14104311D-S1
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104778D-S2
02/07/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2014Amendments by Senator Carrico rejected
02/07/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB260S2
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Committee substitute printed 14105116D-H1
02/21/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14105285D-H2
02/26/2014Read second time
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed by temporarily
02/27/2014Committee substitute from Courts of Justice rejected 14105116D-H1
02/27/2014Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 14105285D-H2
02/27/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB260H2
02/27/2014Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 35-N)
03/04/2014House insisted on substitute
03/04/2014House requested conference committee
03/05/2014Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2014Senators: Deeds, Barker, Garrett
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Cline, Villanueva, Watts
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105569D-S3
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014Emergency clause added
03/17/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB260ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB260ER)
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective - 4/6/14 see bill)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 28 minutes.