SB 340

Title: Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: hearings.
Author: Henry I. Stern

SB 340, as amended, Stern. Lanterman-Petris-Short Act: hearings. Existing law, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, authorizes the involuntary commitment and treatment of persons with specified mental health disorders for the protection of the persons so committed. Under the act, if a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to themselves, or is gravely disabled, the person may, upon probable cause, be taken into custody and placed in a facility designated by the county and approved by the State Department of Social Services as a facility for 72-hour treatment and evaluation. Existing law provides for judicial review of the involuntary commitment and requires reasonable attempts to be made by the mental health facility to notify family members or any other person designated by the patient of the time and place of judicial review.This bill would authorize a family member, friend, or acquaintance with personal knowledge of the person receiving treatment to make a request to testify in the judicial review proceedings, in writing, to the counsel of a party to the judicial review. The bill would require the receiving counsel, or their designee, to determine whether the requester’s testimony will assist the proceeding and, within a reasonable time, respond to the requester, in writing, with an approval or denial.

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print. 02/09/2021
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12. 02/10/2021
Referred to Com. on RLS. 02/17/2021
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with. 02/22/2021
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.) 02/22/2021
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.) 02/22/2021
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS. 03/08/2021
Re-referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD. 03/18/2021
Set for hearing April 21. 04/07/2021
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 876.) (April 21). 04/22/2021
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD. 04/26/2021
Set for hearing May 4. 04/26/2021
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 1019.) (May 4). 05/04/2021
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar. 05/05/2021
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 1064.) Ordered to the Assembly. 05/10/2021
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk. 05/10/2021
Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD. 05/20/2021
Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96. 06/17/2021
Re-referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD. 06/09/2022
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on JUD. 06/22/2022

Bill Documents
SB 340 - Amended+Senate
04/26/2021 - SB 340 (Amended+Senate)

SB 340 - Amended+Senate
03/08/2021 - SB 340 (Amended+Senate)

SB 340 - Introduced
02/09/2021 - SB 340 (Introduced)