2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 716
Georgia Pre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Act; enact
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to enact the "Georgia Pre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Act"; to amend Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide for self-referral to law enforcement officers and agencies by persons seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse or dependence or mental health issues; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding controlled substances; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding courts; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to hospitalization and treatment of voluntary patients; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/23/2018 - House Second Readers
Jan/22/2018 - House First Readers
Jan/19/2018 - House Hopper