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SB14-021: Persons With Mental Illness Criminal Justice

Bill Number: SB14-021
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Wright, Tochtrop/King


The bill extends the repeal date for the legislative oversight committee for the continuing examination of the treatment of persons with mental illness who are involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems and associated task force from July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2020. The legislative oversight committee and task force are renamed the legislative oversight committee and task force concerning the treatment of persons with mental illness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems (oversight committee and task force), and the cash fund is renamed accordingly. Two new members are added to the task force, one from the office of the child’s representative and one from the office of the alternate defense counsel. The task force is assigned additional duties. Authorization is granted to provide travel compensation and reimbursement for members of the task force, subject to available funds.

Current Status:

05/01/2014 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/28/2014 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2014 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Legislative Council
02/12/2014 - Senate Third Reading Passed
02/11/2014 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
01/21/2014 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/08/2014 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

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