Competency to stand trial; recommended treatment by qualified mental health expert. (SB357)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Competency to stand trial; recommended treatment. Provides that in cases in which the evaluation report prepared by a qualified mental health expert indicates that the defendant requires treatment, the report shall state whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is recommended. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101193D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Placed on Calendar
01/27/2014Read first time
01/27/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB357ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 739 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0739)


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 36 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB584.