MS HB1222 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)
Status: Passed on March 22 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-03-22 - Approved by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


An Act To Create "the Mississippi Collaborative Response To Mental Health Act"; To Require Each Municipal And County Law Enforcement Agency To Provide Mental Health First-aid Training That Is Evidence-based And Approved By The Department Of Mental Health; To Require Each Municipal And County Law Enforcement Agency To Have At Least One Crisis Intervention Trained Officer By A Certain Date; To Provide That An Agency Which Employs Less Than Five Law Enforcement Officers May Execute An Agreement With One Or More Law Enforcement Agencies To Have A Crisis Intervention Team Officer Serve As The Officer For That Agency; To Create New Section 41-21-77.1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Court Liaisons For Certain Counties; To Amend Section 41-4-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Terms Of The Members Of The State Board Of Mental Health; To Amend Section 41-19-31, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Provision Which Regulated Regional Commissions To This Act; To Amend Section 41-19-33, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Each Regional Commission To Employ Or Contract With An Accountant To Manage Its Finances; To Require The Accountant To Provide An Annual Audit In Addition To Other Duties; To Provide Qualifications For Members Of The Board; To Amend Section 41-19-35, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Members Of The Regional Commission Shall Serve At The Will And Pleasure Of The Appointing Board Of Supervisors; To Require The Commissioners To Attend Certain Trainings As A Condition To Remaining A Commissioner; To Require Removal Of Any Commissioner Who Fails To Attend Certain Trainings Provided By The Department Of Mental Health Unless Alternate Arrangements Are Made; To Amend Section 41-21-77, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Chancery Clerk To Maintain A Record For The Number Of Persons Ordered For Admission To A Treatment Facility, The Number Of Hearings To Determine Whether A Person Should Be Admitted And The Number Of Affidavits Filed For Purposes Of Admitting A Person To A Treatment Facility; To Amend Section 41-4-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Powers And Duties Of The State Board Of Mental Health; To Require Law Enforcement Officers To Transport Persons In Crisis To The Appropriate Healthcare Facility At The Request Of The Crisis Intervention Team; To Provide That On Or Before December 1, 2023, Each County Shall Report To The Department Of Mental Health Data Relating To The Placement Of Individuals Both Before An Involuntary Civil Commitment Proceeding, And After A Hearing Where An Involuntary Commitment Order Has Been Entered; To Provide That After Making Expenditures Of At Least $2,500,000.00 Each Year To Provide Funding For County And Municipal Law Enforcement Training And Court Liaisons, The Department Of Mental Health May Expend Any Additional Funds To Provide Grants To Community Mental Health Centers For The Purpose Of Increasing Housing For Patients; To Provide That The Department Of Mental Health Shall Have All Powers Necessary To Implement And Administer The Program, And The Department Shall Promulgate Rules And Regulations Necessary For The Implementation Of The Act; And For Related Purposes.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Pro trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.


The Mississippi Collaborative Response to Mental Health Act; create.


Roll Calls

2023-03-14 - House - House Concurred in Amend From Senate (Y: 114 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-08 - Senate - Senate Passed As Amended (Y: 52 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-08 - House - House Passed As Amended (Y: 117 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-03-22 Approved by Governor
2023-03-17SenateEnrolled Bill Signed
2023-03-16HouseEnrolled Bill Signed
2023-03-14HouseConcurred in Amend From Senate
2023-03-09SenateReturned For Concurrence
2023-03-08SenatePassed As Amended
2023-02-28SenateTitle Suff Do Pass As Amended
2023-02-15SenateReferred To Public Health and Welfare
2023-02-13HouseTransmitted To Senate
2023-02-08HousePassed As Amended
2023-02-08HouseCommittee Substitute Adopted
2023-01-26HouseTitle Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
2023-01-26HouseDR - TSDPCS: WM To JB
2023-01-24HouseDR - TSDPCS: JB To WM
2023-01-16HouseReferred To Judiciary B;Ways and Means

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
411931Amended CodeSee Bill Text
411933Amended CodeSee Bill Text
411935Amended CodeSee Bill Text
412177Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4143Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4147Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Mississippi State Sources

Roll Call
Roll Call
Roll Call

Bill Comments