2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to fitness to proceed.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Authorizes superintendent of state mental hospital to determine location of fitness to proceed examination and location of commitment if court orders defendant committed to state mental hospital for examination.
Provides that procedures applicable to determining fitness to proceed of criminal defendants prior to trial are applicable to defendants alleged to have violated probation or committed contempt of court.] Authorizes superintendent of state mental hospital to enter into agreement with director of other facility as to] determine location of fitness to proceed examination and location of commitment if court orders defendant committed to state mental hospital for examination. Authorizes superintendent of state mental hospital to enter into agreement with director of other facility to transfer] determine location of defendant's treatment if defendant is serving sentence in Department of Corrections facility and is committed to custody of superintendent for purposes of treatment to gain or regain fitness to proceed. Prohibits commitment of defendant for purpose of examination or treatment to gain or regain fitness to proceed if defendant not charged with at least Class A misdemeanor or alleged to have violated probation sentence for Class A misdemeanor.] Authorizes further commitment up to one year, during criminal proceeding, of defendant charged with murder who has been found fit to proceed after prior commitment if certain findings are made. Provides that further commitment does not count toward limit on total period of commitment. Establishes procedures for court to order involuntary administration of medication for purpose of defendant gaining or regaining fitness to proceed.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Judiciary|