(HB2445)

GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION

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        “Hospitalization” means appropriate treatment, as determined by the Commissioner of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, for persons civilly committed in accordance with this act.

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        and

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        which makes him likely to engage in sexually violent acts.

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        who receive a score of four or more on the Rapid Risk Assessment for Sexual Offender Recidivism or a like score on a comparable, scientifically validated instrument as designated by the Commissioner

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        Rapid Risk Assessment for Sexual Offender Recidivism or a comparable, scientifically validated instrument as designated by the Commissioner

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        violent sexual

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        sexually violent

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        6.That notwithstanding the provisions of 37.1-70.7 of the Code of Virginia, from the effective date of this act until July 1, 2004, upon the filing of a petition alleging that a person is a sexually violent predator, the circuit court shall schedule a hearing within 60 days to determine whether probable cause exists to believe that the person named in the petition is a sexually violent predator.


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