Competency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant. (SB1417)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
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Passed House
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Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Competency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to support the diagnosis, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial, and the court may proceed with the disposition of the case based on such recommendation. Under current law, the defendant is required to undergo treatment to restore his competency before the court can find a defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial. Amends § 19.2-169.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103974D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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