Video conferencing by confined persons.

Authors: Representative Steven Davisson

Co-authors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald, Representative Michael Karickhoff, Representative Linda Lawson

Sponsors: Senator Brent Steele, Senator Erin Houchin

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph

Advisors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald, Representative Michael Karickhoff, Representative Matt Pierce, Representative Ryan Dvorak

Digest

Allows certain court proceedings involving a person confined to the department of correction to be conducted by video conferencing with the consent of the confined person. Allows a person confined in a county jail to receive a mental health evaluation for the purpose of mental health assessment and treatment by means of video conferencing. Specifies that a mental health evaluation for the purpose of: (1) determining competency to stand trial; or (2) establishing a defense to a crime; may not be conducted by video conferencing. Prohibits recording of a mental health evaluation.