Crisis Call Center Fund; created, consistency with federal guidelines. (SB1302)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crisis call center; Crisis Call Center Fund established. Provides that the crisis call center, which under current law is administered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), shall provide crisis intervention services and crisis care coordination to individuals accessing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The bill directs the Department, in its development of the crisis call center, community care teams, and mobile crisis teams, to comply with any applicable requirements of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 and to provide for consistency with federal guidelines promulgated under such law. The bill contains immunity provisions for any originating service provider and its employees and agents acting pursuant to the act. The bill creates a $0.12 surcharge on postpaid wireless charges and a $0.08 surcharge on prepaid wireless charges to be collected by the Department of Taxation and distributed to the Crisis Call Center Fund, established by the bill, to be used for establishing and administering the crisis call center. The bill also increases the wireless E-911 surcharge from $0.75 to $0.82 and the prepaid wireless E-911 charge from $0.50 to $0.55. The increased revenue shall be dedicated to public safety answering points. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102780D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/21/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103475D-S1
01/21/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/26/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1302S1)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103475D-S1
01/28/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1302S1
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200104D-H1
02/11/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/14/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200378D-H2
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions substitute rejected 21200104D-H1
02/19/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21200378D-H2
02/19/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1302H2
02/19/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1302H2)
02/19/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N)
02/19/2021Title replaced 21200378D-H2
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1302ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1302ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 248 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0248)