SB 330

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Mental health, allowing for commitment of mentally ill persons 18 years old and older, Sec. 22-52-16 am'd.
Description

Existing law provides for the commitment of mentally ill persons to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health, but excludes mentally ill minors or children from the provisions

This bill would provide that mentally ill persons 18 years of age and older may be committed to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health

Relating to mental health; to amend Section 22-52-16, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that mentally ill persons 18 years of age and older may be committed to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health.

Subjects
Mental Health
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Existing law provides for the commitment of mentally ill persons to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health, but excludes mentally ill minors or children from the provisions

This bill would provide that mentally ill persons 18 years of age and older may be committed to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health

Relating to mental health; to amend Section 22-52-16, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that mentally ill persons 18 years of age and older may be committed to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health.

Section 1

Section 22-52-16, Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§22-52-16.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to commitment to the custody of the State Department of Mental Health of mentally ill minors or children persons under the age of 18 years."

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
March 15, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary
March 15, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 874
March 15, 2018SThird Reading Passed
March 1, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 22, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health and Human Services
2018-03-15
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed