Involuntary admission; release of individual. (HB1976)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention; release of detained individual. Permits the director of a facility where a person is awaiting transport to the facility of temporary detention pursuant to a temporary detention order to release the person if an employee or a designee of the local community services board, in consultation with the person's treating physician, (i) conducts an evaluation of the person, (ii) determines that the person no longer meets the commitment criteria, (iii) authorizes the release of the person, and (iv) provides a discharge plan. This bill is identical to SB 1299. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104304D
01/10/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1976)
01/26/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2023Committee substitute printed 23105810D-H1
02/05/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23105810D-H1
02/06/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1976H1
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/15/2023Rereferred from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/16/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1976H1)
02/17/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2023Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Committee substitute printed 23107148D-S1
02/20/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Passed Senate with substitute (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1976S1)
02/21/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23107148D-S1
02/21/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1976S1
02/21/2023Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Senate substitute rejected by House 23107148D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/22/2023VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2023Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2023Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2023House acceded to request
02/23/2023Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2023Delegates: Bell, Ransone, Watts
02/23/2023Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2023Senators: Deeds, McClellan, Stuart
02/24/2023C Amended by conference committee
02/24/2023Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/24/2023VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1976ER)
03/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1976ER)
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/22/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 168 (effective 7/1/23)
03/22/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)

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