SB 1188: Behavioral Health Services for Defendants with Mental Illness
GENERAL BILL by Wright
Behavioral Health Services for Defendants with Mental Illness; Exempting certain fiscally constrained counties from local match requirements for specified grants; creating the Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Intervention Unit Pilot Program by a specified date in certain counties for a specified purpose and number of years, subject to the receipt of grant funds and the availability of current funding and existing services; requiring the sheriff’s offices in such counties to establish behavioral health intervention units; creating the Misdemeanor Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program by a specified date in certain counties for a specified purpose and number of years, subject to the receipt of grant funds and the availability of current resources and existing services; requiring the speedy trial period to be immediately tolled when a defendant is involuntarily committed; requiring the state attorney to consider dismissal of charges upon a defendant’s successful completion of mental health treatment, etc.
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
- Criminal Justice (CJ)
- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
- Appropriations (AP)
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 122
• Introduced -SJ 122
• Died in Criminal Justice
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