Incompetent defendants; capital murder charges. (SB1298)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Incompetent defendants; capital murder. Provides that when an incompetent defendant is charged with capital murder and has been determined to be unrestorably incompetent, the court may order that the defendant receive medically appropriate treatment rather than treatment designed to restore competency and that hearings will be held upon the request of the defendant or his counsel at yearly intervals for five years and biennially thereafter. Under current law, hearings are held every six months. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102393D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed to Web only 15104350D-S1
01/28/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)