Investigation of social history of juvenile; mental health examination for certain offenses. (HB2562)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Investigation of social history of juvenile; mental health examination for offenses indicating sexual abnormality. Requires a juvenile and domestic relations court or a circuit court that has adjudicated a juvenile delinquent of an offense that indicates sexual abnormality, upon application of the attorney for the Commonwealth, the defendant, or counsel for the defendant, to order that the juvenile be examined by at least one psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and that a report be prepared and included in the juvenile's investigation of social history report. The bill allows the court to order such evaluation on his own initiative. If the person examining the juvenile determines that an adequate evaluation of the juvenile can only be performed in an inpatient hospital setting, the court shall have the power to send the juvenile to a state mental hospital for not more than 10 days for the purpose of performing an adequate examination. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102598D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2562)
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice