Involuntary psychiatric treatment of an inmate; petition filed by sheriff. (SB566)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary psychiatric admission from local correctional facility. Clarifies that for the purposes of petitioning for the involuntary psychiatric treatment of an inmate in a local correctional facility, the petition shall be filed by the sheriff or other officer in charge of the local correctional facility where the inmate is incarcerated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103564D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Read second time
02/10/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB566E
02/10/2016Printed as engrossed 16103564D-E
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2016Assigned App. sub: Mental Health
02/18/2016Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/19/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Passed by temporarily
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB566ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 357 (effective 7/1/16)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB543.