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2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 421
Criminal procedure; plea of mental incompetency; change provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to criminal procedure, so as to change provisions relating to the proceedings upon a plea of mental incompetency to stand trial; to provide for definitions and the use of consistent terminology; to provide for a bench trial for competency proceedings; to provide for maximum commitment to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities under certain circumstances; to amend the "Crime Victims' Bill of Rights" so as to change provisions relating to victim notification from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2011 - Effective Date
May/11/2011 - Act 91
May/11/2011 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/26/2011 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/14/2011 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/31/2011 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/31/2011 - Senate Third Read
Mar/29/2011 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/28/2011 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/16/2011 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/16/2011 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/16/2011 - House Third Readers
Mar/16/2011 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/03/2011 - House Second Readers
Mar/02/2011 - House First Readers
Mar/01/2011 - House Hopper
3/16/2011 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/14/2011 - House Vote #356Yea(145)Nay(20)NV(10)
Mar/31/2011 - Senate Vote #243Yea(49)Nay(0)NV(3)
Mar/16/2011 - House Vote #187Yea(170)Nay(1)NV(6)
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