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House Bill 8542
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Mental Health Justice Act of 2022
Active
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Passed House on Sep 22, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 27, 2022
Latest Action
Sep 22, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
8542
Congress
117
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
California
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
September 22, 2022
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
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 cancel grants that increase incarceration or institutionalization.

The Department of Health and Human Services and DOJ must evaluate this program.

Text (2)
September 22, 2022
July 27, 2022
Actions (14)
09/22/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/22/2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 206 (Roll no. 452). (text: CR H8081-8082)
09/22/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 206 (Roll no. 452).
09/22/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8101-8102)
09/22/2022
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.
09/22/2022
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
09/22/2022
DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 8542.
09/22/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 30 miunutes of debate on H.R. 8542.
09/22/2022
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.
09/22/2022
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1377. (consideration: CR H8081-8085)
09/22/2022
Rule H. Res. 1377 passed House.
09/21/2022
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.
07/27/2022
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.
07/27/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 28, 2022 7:12:14 AM
Record Updated
Sep 27, 2022 8:00:49 AM