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CS/HB 7113: Mental Health Services in the Criminal Justice System

GENERAL BILL by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ; Judiciary Committee ; McBurney ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Kerner ; Peters ; Rogers

Mental Health Services in the Criminal Justice System; Expands eligibility for military veterans & servicemembers for certain programs; authorizes creation of treatment-based mental health court programs; authorizes person eligible for participation in problem-solving court to transfer case to another county's problem-solving court; authorizes county court to order conditional release of defendant for outpatient care & treatment; authorizes Forensic Hospital Diversion Pilot Program in specified judicial circuits; provides for courts to order certain defendants on probation or community control to postadjudicatory mental health court programs; expands eligibility requirements for certain pretrial intervention programs; provides eligibility of misdemeanor defendants for misdemeanor pretrial mental health court programs; authorizes pretrial mental health court programs for certain juvenile offenders.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1069 (Ch. 2015-178)
Location: In committee/council (AP)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations (AP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/23/2015 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 287
3/30/2015 House • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 350
4/3/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/07/15, 10:30 am, Reed Hall
4/7/2015 House • CS by- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 470
4/8/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 468
4/9/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 503
4/13/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/15/15
4/15/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 532
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/16/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 560
• CS passed; YEAS 113 NAYS 1 -HJ 560
4/21/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Appropriations; Judiciary -SJ 454
• Received -SJ 454
5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1069 (Ch. 2015-178)