HB 53 Persons acquitted by reason of insanity; evaluation.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Persons acquitted by reason of insanity; evaluation. Provides that a court may authorize a person acquitted of a crime by reason of insanity to be evaluated for commitment or release with or without conditions on an outpatient basis. The bill provides that if a court authorizes an outpatient evaluation, the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall determine whether to conduct the evaluation on an outpatient basis or to confine the person to a hospital for the purpose of such evaluation. The bill also provides that the evaluation shall be conducted in a hospital if the court does not authorize an outpatient evaluation. Under current law, the person acquitted must be confined to a hospital for the purpose of such evaluation.

Full text:
12/01/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100446D  pdf | impact statement
01/29/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18105885D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/16/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB53ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/26/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)  pdf

Amendments:
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes

Status:
12/01/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100446D
12/01/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/18  House: Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/18  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N)
01/29/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18105885D-H1
01/31/18  House: Read first time
02/01/18  House: Read second time
02/01/18  House: Committee substitute agreed to 18105885D-H1
02/01/18  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB53H1
02/02/18  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/02/18  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/05/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/18  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/18  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N)
02/13/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/18  Senate: Read third time
02/14/18  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/16/18  House: Enrolled
02/16/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB53ER)
02/16/18  House: Signed by Speaker
02/19/18  Senate: Signed by President
02/19/18  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2018
02/19/18  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 26, 2018
02/26/18  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/18)
02/26/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)