Criminal defendant; competency reports for restoration providers. (SB541)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Competency of criminal defendant; reports for restoration providers. Requires the defendant's attorney to make available to the director of the community services board, behavioral health authority, or inpatient facility charged with treating the defendant the psychiatric record and other information deemed relevant and submitted by the defendant's attorney to the evaluator. Current law requires that the evaluator's competency report be made available to the treating entity but there is no time limit. The bill requires that all of these records and reports be made available to the treating entity within 96 hours of the issuance of the court order requiring treatment to restore competency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101198D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB541)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB541)
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB541E
02/03/2014Printed as engrossed 14101198D-E
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred 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 (SB541ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB541ER)
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 373 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0373)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.