TN SB7080 | 2023-2024 | 113th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on August 21 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-08-23 - Lay on the Table
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF]


As introduced, requires the state to pay the cost of a court-ordered mental health evaluation and treatment for criminal defendants who have been charged with a misdemeanor and are believed to be incompetent to stand trial or for whom there is a question about mental capacity at the time of the offense. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 39 and Title 40.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 33; Title 39 and Title 40, relative to mental health evaluation and treatment for criminal defendants.



2023-08-23SenateLay on the Table
2023-08-22SenatePassed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Health and Welfare Committee
2023-08-21SenatePlaced on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 8/23/2023
2023-08-21SenateIntroduced, Passed on First Consideration
2023-08-21SenateFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB7027 (Crossfiled) 2023-08-28 - Received from House, Passed on First Consideration


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