Warrantless arrest for misdemeanor; transportation to crisis stabilization unit. (HB1997)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Warrantless arrest for misdemeanor; transportation to crisis stabilization unit. Authorizes a law-enforcement officer who makes a warrantless arrest of a person for a misdemeanor offense who the officer believes has a mental illness to transport such person to a crisis stabilization unit or similar facility in lieu of taking him before a magistrate, provided that the use of such unit or facility has been approved by the chief judge of the circuit court serving the jurisdiction where the arrest occurred. Any person transported to such unit or facility shall be issued a summons by the arresting officer for the offense for which he was arrested. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Committee
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101845D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1997)
01/27/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice