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CS/SB 1420: Mental Health Treatment

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Sobel

Mental Health Treatment; Authorizing forensic and civil facilities to order the continuation of psychotherapeutics for individuals receiving such medications in the jail before admission; providing timeframes within which competency hearings must be held; revising the time for dismissal of certain charges for defendants that remain incompetent to proceed to trial; standardizing the protocols, procedures, diagnostic criteria, and information and findings that must be included in an expert’s competency evaluation report, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
Location: In committee/council (RC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2013 Senate • Filed
3/7/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 164
• Introduced -SJ 164
3/15/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/20/13, 3:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/20/2013 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 240
3/22/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/25/2013 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 253
3/27/2013 Senate • Now in Criminal Justice -SJ 240
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/01/13, 12:15 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
4/1/2013 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 277
4/2/2013 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 277
4/15/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/18/13, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/18/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 480
4/22/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 480
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/13
4/25/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 599
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 685
• CS passed; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 685
• Immediately certified -SJ 708
4/26/2013 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 919
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
• Received -HJ 919
4/29/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 963
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 317 -HJ 963
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/30/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1001
• CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1001
4/30/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 881
5/28/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/12/2013 • Vetoed by Governor
3/4/2014 Senate • Veto Message received (2014 Regular Session) -SJ 141
• Veto Message referred to Rules -SJ 159
5/2/2014 Senate • Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State