DBHDS and VSP; development of mental health and public safety mobile applications. (SB429)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a mental health mobile application for suicide prevention and the provision of educational materials related to suicide prevention. The bill requires the mobile application to provide a means to directly connect to the 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Education to promote, market, and advertise the use of such application using existing resources. The bill also requires the Department of State Police to (i) develop or obtain a public safety mobile application to enable individuals in the Commonwealth to furnish confidential tips to the Department of State Police through text, audio, images, or video concerning a suspected, anticipated, or completed criminal violation or a school-related safety concern and (ii) develop a referral system to ensure that such confidential tips are referred to the chief law-enforcement officer of the relevant jurisdiction for proper coordination of response and investigation. The bill directs the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to promote, market, and advertise the use of such application using existing resources. The provisions of the bill related to an application developed by DBHDS have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Status

02/22/2022: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101433D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22104633D-S1
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB429S1)
02/07/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104633D-S1
02/10/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB429ES1
02/10/2022Printed as engrossed 22104633D-ES1
02/11/2022Passed by temporarily
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB429ES1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/24/2022Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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