VA HB1852 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 2 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Civil commitment of sexually violent predators; petition for release; procedures. Provides that when a petition for release of a sexually violent predator who has been civilly committed has been made by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, no further evaluation of the committed respondent shall be required unless otherwise deemed necessary by the court. Under current law, if the Commissioner's recommendation is to release the committed respondent, such respondent's condition and need for secure inpatient treatment shall be evaluated by a second person with certain credentials to make such evaluations.

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Civil commitment of sexually violent predators; petition for release, procedures.


Roll Calls

2019-01-18 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-18HouseSubcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (8-Y 0-N)
2019-01-17HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-01-02HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-02HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100857D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
372911(n/a)See Bill Text

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