SB17-021

SB17-021 - Assistance To Released Mentally Ill Offenders

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning reentry services for persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system.

 

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems.

The bill directs the division of housing in the department of local affairs to establish a program to provide vouchers and supportive services to persons with a mental illness who are being released from the department of corrections (DOC) or jails. The program is funded by general fund appropriations and from money unspent by the division of criminal justice (CDPS) for community corrections programs in the previous fiscal year.

The bill directs the behavioral health unit in the department of human services, in conjunction with the DOC, to implement reentry programs to assist persons with a mental illness who are transitioning from incarceration. If necessary, the programs may receive money from the community corrections appropriation to CDPS.

The bill appropriates $2.7 million to the department of local affairs.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

Latest update: June 2, 2017
06/02/2017 - Governor Signed
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 - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/09/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/09/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/09/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
05/09/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/08/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/15/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/11/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary