SB17-012 - Competency Restoration Services And Education

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning competency restoration services for defendants deemed incompetent to proceed, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill addresses various issues relating to the restoration of competency for juveniles and adults in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including:


  • Requiring the court to consider whether restoration to competency services should occur on an outpatient basis if the defendant is on bond or summons;
  • Requiring that, in addition to providing competency restoration services in the least restrictive environment, the provision of such services and a juvenile's participation in those services occur and are reviewed by the court in a timely manner;
  • Establishing the office of behavioral health (office), as the entity responsible for the oversight of restoration education and the coordination services necessary to competency restoration; and
  • Setting forth the duties of the office related to competency restoration services and education, including the development of a standardized juvenile and adult curricula for the educational component of competency restoration services. The curricula, to be developed on or before December 1, 2017, must have a content and delivery mechanism that allows it to be tailored to meet individual needs, including those of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 6, 2017
06/06/2017 - Governor Became Law
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2017 - House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/09/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/09/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/08/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
05/08/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/11/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary