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S.162: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 38 (24 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action May 21, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013 -Amends the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 to: (1) expand the assistance provided under such Act, and (2) reauthorize appropriations for FY2015-FY2019.

(Sec. 2) Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to establish or expand: (1) veterans treatment court programs, which involve collaboration among criminal justice, veterans, and mental health and substance abuse agencies to provide qualified veterans (preliminarily qualified offenders who were discharged from the armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable) with intensive judicial supervision and case management, treatment services, alternatives to incarceration, and other appropriate services, including housing, transportation, job training, education, and assistance in obtaining benefits; (2) peer to peer services or programs to assist such veterans in obtaining treatment, recovery, stabilization, or rehabilitation; (3)...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 21, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3195-3196)
May 20, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3151-3153)
May 15, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3047)
May 14, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3019)
June 20, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 92.
June 20, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
June 20, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.