Bill Summary for H 781 (2019-2020)

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 781 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY CONFINEMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
Intro. by Insko, Harrison, Black, Montgomery.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to study the issue of confinement of personS with mental illness. Sets out eight issues to be considered as a part of the study including under what conditions inmates with mental illness must be housed in restrictive housing, the average length of stay in restrictive housing for inmates with mental illness, and the Safe Alternatives to Segregation initiative conducted by THE VERA Institute of Justice. Requires a report to the specified NCGA committee by March 1, 2020. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

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