Psychiatric hospital admissions; local inmates. (SB585)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Psychiatric hospital admissions; local inmates.  Amends the criteria for psychiatric inpatient admission for inmates at local correctional facilities to add mentally ill inmates for whom there exists a substantial likelihood that they will suffer serious harm due to their lack of capacity to protect themselves from harm or to provide for their basic human needs. Under current law the standard is that the mentally ill inmate will cause serious physical harm to himself or others as evidenced by recent behavior causing, attempting or threatening harm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2012Unanimous consent to introduce
01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103289D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB585)
02/01/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB585E
02/14/2012Printed as engrossed 12103289D-E
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB585E)
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1280.