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CS/SB 1678: Substance Abuse and Mental Health

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Montford

Substance Abuse and Mental Health; Revising the definition of “mental illness”; requiring that respondents with a serious mental illness be informed of the essential elements of recovery and be provided assistance with accessing a continuum of care regimen; prohibiting the court from considering substantive information in the transfer evaluation unless the evaluator testifies at the hearing; revising the requirements for when a person may be taken to a receiving facility for involuntary examination; requiring that the state attorney represent the state as the real party of interest in an involuntary proceeding, subject to legislative appropriation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/10/2020 Senate • Filed
1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 164
1/22/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 164
2/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
2/11/2020 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 307
2/13/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• Remaining references corrected to Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 313
• Now in Judiciary
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 310
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary