HI HB1556 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-01-28 - Referred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6
Pending: House Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


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.

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Relating To Mental Health Examinations.



2019-01-28HouseReferred to PVM, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6
2019-01-24HouseIntroduced and Pass First Reading.


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