HB17-1215

HB17-1215 - Mental Health Support For Peace Officers

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning mental health support for peace officers.

The bill encourages each sheriff's office and each municipal police department to adopt a policy whereby mental health professionals, to the extent practicable, provide:

 

  • On-scene response services to support officers' handling of persons with mental health disorders; and
  • Counseling services to officers.

The bill creates the peace officers mental health support grant program (grant program) in the department of local affairs (department) to provide grants of money to county sheriffs' offices and municipal police departments to help them engage mental health professionals. Each sheriff's office and each municipal police department is encouraged to apply annually for a grant from the grant program.

The bill creates the peace officers mental health support fund (fund), which consists of gifts, grants, and donations and any other money that the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund. The executive director of the department, or his or her designee, may expend money from the fund for the purposes of the grant program.

The grant program repeals September 1, 2027.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 24, 2017
04/24/2017 - Governor Signed
04/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/20/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/11/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/07/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/04/2017 - Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
03/21/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/17/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2017 - No Amendments
03/14/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary