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CS/SB 464: Certain Defendants With Mental Illness

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Wright

Certain Defendants With Mental Illness; Exempting certain fiscally constrained counties from local match requirements for specified grants; encouraging communities to apply for specified grants to establish misdemeanor mental health jail diversion programs; authorizing the court to refer a misdemeanor defendant charged with a misdemeanor crime for certain evaluation or assessment if a party or the court raises a concern regarding the misdemeanor defendant’s competency to proceed due to a mental disorder, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 1/14/2020 Senate - CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 125
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2019 Senate • Filed
10/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 35
11/5/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 11/12/19, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Building
11/12/2019 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 133
11/13/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/18/2019 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 35
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 125