Training center residents; DBHDS to ensure resources available prior to transfer to another center. (SB627)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; training center residents; quality of care; disclosure. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to, before transferring any training center resident to another training center or to community-based care, provide written certification to the training center resident or his legally authorized representative that the receiving facility provides quality of care equal to or higher than that provided in the resident's current training center and that all permissible placement options have been disclosed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103681D
01/16/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/31/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/31/2014Committee substitute printed 14104668D-S1
01/31/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB627S1)
02/05/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Committee substitute printed 14104837D-S2
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2014Committee substitute rejected 14104668D-S1
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104837D-S2
02/07/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB627S2
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/27/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB627S2)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Substitute by Delegate Orrock agreed to 14105493D-S1
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Committee amendments rejected
03/04/2014Floor substitute printed 14105493D-H1 (Orrock)
03/04/2014Substitute by Delegate Orrock agreed to 14105493D-H1
03/04/2014Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB627H1
03/04/2014Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Title replaced 14105493D-H1
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB627ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
03/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB627ER)
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 639 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0639)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.