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CS/HB 985: Involuntary Commitment

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Gonzalez

Involuntary Commitment; Requires APD to provide certain notice of eligibility determinations; requires court to conduct annual hearings on continued need for involuntary placement in residential services; requires court to pay certain fees for testimony by examining committee members & allows court to determine fees for experts; provides for participation of guardian or guardian advocate in placement determinations; requires court to hold competency hearing within specified timeframe when defendant is competent to proceed; provides limitation on conditional release for community-based competency training for defendant who is incompetent to proceed.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 2/19/2018 House - Placed on Calendar -HJ 613
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/13/2017 House • Filed
12/20/2017 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 85
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 85
1/19/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/23/18, 3:30 pm, 12 HOB
1/23/2018 House • Favorable by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 412
1/24/2018 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 412
2/2/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/06/18, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall
2/6/2018 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 534
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 534
2/13/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/15/18, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
2/15/2018 House • CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 607
2/16/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 604
2/19/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 613