SB 1442 Prisoners; mental health screening at local correctional facilities.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Mental health screening of inmates at local correctional facilities. Requires that the staff of a local correctional facility screen persons admitted to the facility for mental illness using a scientifically validated instrument designated by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill provides that if the screening indicates that a person may have a mental illness, an assessment of his need for mental services shall be conducted within 72 hours of the time of the screening by a qualified mental health professional, which is defined in the bill. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in consultation with the State Board of Corrections and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to (i) ensure that local and regional correctional facilities are aware of the aforementioned requirements and (ii) develop and deliver a training program for employees of such facilities regarding the administration of such instrument.

Full text:
01/13/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103487D  pdf | impact statement
02/02/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105176D-S1  pdf | impact statement

01/13/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103487D
01/13/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/02/17  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105176D-S1
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105176D-S1
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1442S1
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/08/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/16/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/21/17  House: Left in Appropriations