Unrestorably incompetent defendant; disposition, capital murder charge, inpatient custody. (SB1272)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of the unrestorably incompetent defendant; capital murder charge; inpatient custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a court may commit a capital murder defendant to the inpatient custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, provided that such defendant has remained unrestorably incompetent for a period of five years. The bill provides that after such defendant has been committed to the inpatient custody of the Commissioner, he may make interfacility transfers and treatment and management decisions regarding such defendant after obtaining prior approval of or review by the committing court. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101328D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1272)
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/10/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1272ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1272ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 312 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)