Emergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. (SB1221)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. David Toscano (D-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


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101684D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1221)
01/19/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/23/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1221E
01/23/2017Printed as engrossed 17101684D-E
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1221E)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1221ER)
02/14/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1221ER)
02/14/2017Signed by Speaker
02/15/2017Signed by President
02/15/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1426.