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Bill Detail: HB24-1034

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Title Adult Competency to Stand Trial
Status House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/30/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors J. Amabile (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/10/2024
Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill reforms and clarifies the criminal
competency to proceed process. The bill provides necessary parties with
access to information related to the defendant's claim of incompetency to
proceed. The bill requires the department of human services to search
prior competency evaluations in its possession when the court orders a
competency evaluation or the court finds the defendant incompetent to
proceed and provide any evaluations to the court. The bill adds to the
information that is included in a competency report. The bill delineates
a court's options when it finds that a defendant is incompetent to proceed.
The bill directs when competency services may be provided on an
outpatient basis. The bill sets forth the circumstances when a court has to
dismiss the defendant's case based on the highest level of charge against
the defendant and how long the defendant has been waiting for restoration
services.

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