Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. (HB259)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Committee
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101848D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB259)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB259E
01/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20101848D-E
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB259E)
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108211D-S1
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB259S1)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108211D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB259S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (3-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108211D-S1 (3-Y 97-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2020House acceded to request
02/24/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2020Delegates: Simon, Mullin, Adams, L.R.
02/25/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2020Senators: Mason, Deeds, McDougle

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