SB 870

  • Florida Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 14, 2020
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Mental Health and Substance Abuse


Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Requiring that respondents with a serious mental illness be informed of the essential elements of recovery and be provided assistance with accessing a continuum of care regimen; authorizing the state to establish that a transfer evaluation was performed by providing the court with a copy of the evaluation before the close of the state’s case in chief; revising the requirements for when a person may be ordered for involuntary inpatient placement; authorizing the court or clerk of the court to waive or prohibit any service of process fees for an indigent petitioner; expanding the exemption from the requirement that a respondent be present at a hearing on a petition for involuntary treatment services, etc.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Mar 14, 2020


Died in Judiciary


Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Jan 31, 2020


Now in Judiciary

Jan 29, 2020


Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)


CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time

Jan 28, 2020


CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0

Jan 23, 2020


On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building

Jan 14, 2020



Nov 21, 2019


Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations

Nov 12, 2019



Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
S 870 Filed HTML
S 870 c1 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
745770 - Amendment to S 870 Filed PDF HTML
Bill Analysis -- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) (2/21/2020 4:27 PM)
Bill Analysis -- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) (1/27/2020 4:40 PM)


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