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SB20-042

Extend Committee Treatment Persons In Criminal And Juvenile Justice Systems

Concerning the reauthorization of the legislative oversight committee concerning the treatment of persons with behavioral health disorders in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Human Services
Public Health
Bill Summary

The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill extends the repeal date for the legislative oversight committee concerning the treatment of persons with mental health disorders in the criminal and juvenile justice systems (committee), and the associated task force (task force), to July 1, 2023. Substantive changes included in the reauthorization include broadening the name and scope of the committee and task force from"persons with mental health disorders" to "persons with behavioral health disorders"; making collaboration mandatory between members of the committee and the task force; allowing the task force to research topics for members of the committee upon request; adjusting task force membership; further defining issues for the task force to study; and providing staff support by the legislative council staff.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields, Sen. R. Rodriguez
Rep. J. Singer

Sponsor


Rep. A. Benavidez

Co-sponsor