Emergency custody & temporary detention; extends time person may be held pursuant to custody order. (SB370)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody and temporary detention. Extends the time that a person may be held pursuant to an emergency custody order to 12 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. The bill alsoprovides 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. Read the Bill »


01/30/2014: Merged into SB260


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101585D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Mental Health
01/30/2014Incorporated by Education and Health (SB260-Deeds) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)