Emergency custody order; temporary detention for testing, observation, and treatment. (SB1114)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention for testing, observation, and treatment of person who is the subject of an emergency custody order. Provides that a court or magistrate may issue a temporary detention order for medical testing, observation, and treatment for a person who is also the subject of an emergency custody order for evaluation and treatment of mental illness. Upon completion of any required testing, observation, or treatment, the hospital emergency room or other appropriate facility in which the person is temporarily detained shall notify the community services board responsible for performing an evaluation to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention for treatment of mental illness, and a designee of the community services board shall complete the evaluation as soon as is practicable but prior to the expiration of the order for temporary detention for testing, observation, or treatment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101689D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1114)
02/02/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104531D-S1
02/03/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104531D-S1
02/04/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1114S1
02/05/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/18/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Passed by temporarily
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1114S1)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1114ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1114ER)
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 659 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)


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 1 minute.