Summary as introduced:
Involuntary detention and commitment. Provides that persons in emergency custody or subject to the involuntary detention or commitment process shall not be handcuffed, shackled or otherwise restrained during their transport or hearings unless they present a clear, immediate and severe threat to the law-enforcement officer or others or to their own personal safety. The bill provides that a person subject to a temporary detention order shall be detained in a facility in or closest to the locality in which he resides unless not feasible. The bill also requires commitment hearings to be held in the locality in which the person whose involuntary admission is being sought resides and at the facility where the person has been involuntarily detained unless not feasible. Finally, the bill requires the chief judge of the general district court, with assistance from the local community services board serving his jurisdiction, to maintain a list of local examiners from which the judge conducting the commitment hearing shall obtain an examiner.
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 036644456 pdf
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 036644456
01/08/03 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/03 Senate: Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice by voice vote