Behavioral Health Commission; created, report. (SB1273)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Behavioral Health Commission created. Creates the Behavioral Health Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of (i) studying and making recommendations for the improvement of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth to encourage the adoption of policies to increase the quality and availability of and ensure access to the full continuum of high-quality, effective, and efficient behavioral health services for all persons in the Commonwealth and (ii) providing ongoing oversight of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth, including monitoring and evaluation of established programs, services, and delivery and payment structures and implementation of new services and initiatives in the Commonwealth and development of recommendations for improving such programs, services, structures, and implementation. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101274D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1273)
01/29/2021Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1273E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21101274D-E
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1273E)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Rules
02/19/2021Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Passed by temporarily
02/24/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1273ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1273ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 313 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0313)

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