Commitment hearings; sharing of records and information. (HB1551)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commitment hearings; sharing of records and information. Provides that records and information related to proceedings, hearings, and orders for involuntary commitment in the possession of the court, including identifiable information, shall be transmitted to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services upon request for the purpose of enabling the Department and its agents to maintain statistical archives and merge the data with other records and information in the Department's statistical archives; conduct research on the characteristics and outcomes of proceedings, hearings, and orders; and otherwise carry out its responsibilities in accordance with the provisions of Title 37.2 (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services). The bill requires the Department to take all necessary steps to protect the security and privacy of the records and information provided pursuant to the provisions of the bill in accordance with the requirements of state and federal law and regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101062D
12/29/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1551)
01/26/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104073D-H1
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104073D-H1
01/30/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1551H1
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1551H1)
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on 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 (HB1551ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1551ER)
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
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 188 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1006.