Residential psychiatric placement and services; SOE, et al., to establish work group. (SB734)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources; work group; process for approval of residential psychiatric placement and services; report. Directs the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to study the current process for approval of residential psychiatric services for children and adolescents and requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020. This bill is identical to HB 728. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104744D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB734)
01/31/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB734E
02/04/2020Printed as engrossed 20104744D-E
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB734E)
02/05/2020Read 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 Rules
02/19/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108571D-H1
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB734H1)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108571D-H1
02/24/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB734H1
02/24/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Title replaced 20108571D-H1
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB734ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB734ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 737 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)