Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. (SB670)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future 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. The bill also provides that such person who is found unrestorably incompetent to stand trial shall be prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. This bill is identical to HB 259. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100776D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB670)
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2020Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB670ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB670ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 299 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)