SENATE BILL NO. 85
INTRODUCED BY S. FITZPATRICK
AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING VETERANS TREATMENT COURT LAWS; REQUIRING DETENTION CENTER STAFF TO NOTIFY THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT WHEN A VETERAN IS DETAINED AND REQUIRING THE COURT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE VETERAN; LIMITING THE APPLICABILITY OF THE LAW TO DETENTION CENTERS IN COUNTIES THAT OPERATE A VETERANS TREATMENT COURT; AND PROVIDING A TERMINATION DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Identification of veteran status by detention center. Upon a person's admission to a detention center in a county that operates a veterans treatment court, the detention center staff shall inquire if the person is a veteran. If the person is a veteran, the detention center staff shall notify the veterans treatment court, and the court shall provide information regarding eligibility and the goals and operation of the court to the person.
Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 7, chapter 32, part 22, and the provisions of Title 7, chapter 32, part 22, apply to [section 1].
Section 3. Applicability. [This act] applies to detention centers in counties that operate veterans treatment courts.
Section 4. Termination. [This act] terminates June 30, 2021.
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