H.R.8542: Mental Health Justice Act of 2022

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced July 27, 2022
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 27, 2022

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Bill Summary

Mental Health Justice Act of 2022 This bill creates a grant program for states, tribal entities, and local governments to train and dispatch mental health professionals to respond, instead of law enforcement officers, to emergencies that involve people with behavioral health needs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) must manage the program in consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ). SAMHSA may...

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What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 14 statements associated with H.R.8542.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 27, 2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Sept. 22, 2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 206 (Roll no. 452).
Sept. 22, 2022
Considered as unfinished business.
Sept. 22, 2022
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1377.
Sept. 22, 2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 206 (Roll no. 452). (text: CR H8081-8082)
Sept. 22, 2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8101-8102)
Sept. 22, 2022
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1377. (consideration: CR H8081-8085)
Sept. 22, 2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 22, 2022
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 8542, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Armstrong demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Sept. 22, 2022
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Sept. 22, 2022
DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 8542.
Sept. 22, 2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 30 miunutes of debate on H.R. 8542.
Sept. 22, 2022
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4118, H.R. 5768, H.R. 6448 and H.R. 8542. Resolution provides for 30 minutes of general debate with one motion to recommit for each bill.
Sept. 22, 2022
Rule H. Res. 1377 passed House.
Sept. 21, 2022
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1377 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4118, H.R. 5768, H.R. 6448 and H.R. 8542. Resolution provides for 30 minutes of general debate with one motion to recommit for each bill.
July 27, 2022
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
July 27, 2022

Introduced in the House by Katie Porter (D-Calif.)

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