Prisoners; mental health screening at local correctional facilities. (SB1442)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; behavioral health screening in jails. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in consultation with the State Board of Corrections and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, (i) to identify an evidence-based, standardized instrument for screening all persons incarcerated in local, regional, and community correctional facilities and identifying persons in need of behavioral health services and (ii) to develop and deliver a training program for employees of such facilities in the administration of such instrument. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103487D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1442)
02/01/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105176D-S1
02/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1442S1)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105176D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1442S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/08/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/08/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2017Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/16/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Appropriations