Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation of person when transfer of custody. (HB135)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternative transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and that the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as custody of the person is transferred to the community services board or its designee that is responsible for conducting the evaluation or the temporary detention facility, as is appropriate. The bill also adds employees of and persons providing services pursuant to a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the list of individuals who may serve as alternative transportation providers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102457D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB135)
01/24/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations