Emergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. (HB1426)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Director of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders, to develop a comprehensive model for the use of alternative transportation providers to provide safe and efficient transportation of individuals involved in the emergency custody or involuntary admission process as an alternative to transportation by law enforcement. The bill requires that the model be completed by October 1, 2017, and reported to the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century, the House Committee for Courts of Justice, and the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/03/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100871D
11/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Referred from Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1426)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1426E
01/26/2017Printed as engrossed 17100871D-E
01/27/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1426E)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2017Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Rereferred to Education and Health
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0--N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1426ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1426ER)
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 94 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0094)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1221.