DBHDS and VSP; mobile applications, mental health and public safety. (SB569)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a mental health mobile application to facilitate the provision of crisis intervention services by licensed clinicians to individuals in the Commonwealth through calls, texts, and online chat portals. The bill requires the mobile application to be integrated with the crisis intervention phone hotline established as part of System Transformation Excellence and Performance (STEP-VA). The Secretary of Health and Human Resources is directed to promote, market, and advertise the use of such application using existing resources. The bill also requires the Department of State Police, in coordination with the Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center, to (i) develop or obtain a public safety mobile application to enable individuals in the Commonwealth to furnish confidential tips to the Department of State Police through text, audio, images, or video concerning a suspected, anticipated, or completed criminal violation or a school-related safety concern and (ii) develop a referral system to ensure that such confidential tips are referred to the appropriate law-enforcement agency, school board, threat assessment team, or other relevant entity. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security is directed to promote, market, and advertise the use of such application using existing resources. The provisions of the act related to an application developed by DBHDS have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101473D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB569)
01/28/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106691D-S1
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB569ES1
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendment rejected
01/30/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106691D-S1
01/30/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB569S1
01/31/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2020Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB569S1)
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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