Bill Text: VA SB494 | 2020 | Regular Session | Engrossed

Bill Title: Crisis intervention team training; defines and adds to stakeholders, etc.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-02-26 - VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) [SB494 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-SB494-Engrossed.html
Senate Amendments in [ ] February 11, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact §9.1-188 of the Code of Virginia, relating to Department of Criminal Justice Services; crisis intervention team training.
Patrons Prior to Engrossment--Senators Edwards and Boysko
Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §9.1-188 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§9.1-188. Crisis intervention team training.

The Department, in consultation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and law-enforcement, brain injury, and mental health stakeholders, shall develop a training program for all persons involved in the crisis intervention team programs, and all team members shall receive this training. The curriculum shall be approved for Department-certified in-service training credits for law-enforcement officers from each crisis intervention team and shall include a module on brain injury [ and as part of ] four hours of mandatory training in legal issues.