Enrolled Senate Bill (S)
Authored by: Sen. Ron Alting, Sen. Timothy Lanane, Sen. Vaneta Becker
Sponsors: Rep. Ronald Bacon
  • Sen. Ron Alting
    Sen. Ron Alting

    Author

  • Sen. Timothy Lanane
    Sen. Timothy Lanane

    Author

  • Sen. Vaneta Becker
    Sen. Vaneta Becker

    Author

  • Rep. Ronald Bacon
    Rep. Ronald Bacon

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Charlie Brown
    Rep. Charlie Brown

    Co-Sponsor

DIGEST

Mental health witnesses in criminal cases. Provides that when notice of an insanity defense is filed in a case in which the defendant is not charged with a homicide offense, the court shall appoint two or three competent disinterested: (1) psychiatrists; (2) psychologists endorsed by the state psychology board as health service providers in psychology; or (3) physicians; who have expertise in determining insanity, at least one of whom must be a psychiatrist or psychologist. Provides that when notice of an insanity defense is filed in a case in which the defendant is charged with a homicide offense, the court shall appoint two or three competent ... disinterested: (1) psychiatrists; (2) psychologists endorsed by the state psychology board as health service providers in psychology; or (3) physicians; who have expertise in determining insanity, at least one of whom must be a psychiatrist and at least one of whom must be a psychologist.