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HB 1005: Defendants with Mental Illness

GENERAL BILL by Fetterhoff

Defendants with Mental Illness; Requires jail staff to screen each misdemeanor defendant for mental health disorders; requires authorized professional certificate if evaluation demonstrates criteria for involuntary examination; provides duties and procedures in such cases; provides for considerations upon defendant's successful completion of all recommendations from mental health assessment.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/21/2019 House • Filed
2/28/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 101
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 101
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee