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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of: (at the request of Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum)
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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.
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. Authorizes superintendent of state mental hospital to 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. 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.
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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
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Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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