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HB1556     
Measure Title: RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH EXAMINATIONS.
Report Title: Mental Health Evaluations; Fitness to Proceed; Involuntary Commitment
Description: Prohibits a court from committing a defendant to a suitable facility for a mental health examination for more than 30 days. Provides that if the required examinations cannot be conducted within 30 days, the court shall determine whether the defendant is eligible for supervised pretrial release or should be remanded to the custody of the Department of Public Safety. Provides that the court has continuing discretion to approve any agreement or stipulation of the parties to determine the fitness of a defendant to proceed with less than the number of required examinations.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: PVM, JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): SAN BUENAVENTURA

Sort by Date Status Text
1/24/2019HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/28/2019HReferred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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