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Mental Health Criminal Diversion Program

Concerning changes to the mental health criminal justice diversion programs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Criminal mental health programs - extension - report - appropriation. In 2018, the general assembly established the mental health criminal justice diversion pilot program (pilot program) and the mental health criminal justice grant program (grant program). The act extends the grant program an additional year and removes the cap on the total of all grants awarded per year. The act also requires the state court administrator to provide reports to specified committees of the general assembly concerning both the pilot program and the grant program.

The act appropriates $442,543 to the judicial department for the grant program.

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


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/16/2019 Signed Act PDF
    04/12/2019 Final Act PDF
    04/05/2019 Rerevised PDF
    04/04/2019 Revised PDF
    03/28/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    03/27/2019 Engrossed PDF
    03/25/2019 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details