Senator Gardner called the meeting to order. He explained that lots of discussion has taken place about competency restorations, and that three draft conference committee reports have been generated as a result.
Members received copies of conference committee reports CLSB252.001, 002, and 003 (Attachments, A, B, and C).
Jane Ritter, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained the differences between the three committee reports. Committee members discussed in-custody and outpatient restoration services, jail-based behavioral health services programs, effective dates, training programs, length of time to restore competency, legislative repeal or sunset dates, and post-enactment reviews.
Committee members discussed the merits of the bill and urged stakeholders to reach an agreement about times and dates in an effort to create a better and more efficient competency restoration process.
Senator Gardner recessed the conference committee and announced that the committee will reconvene no earlier than 11 am this morning.