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Laura’s Law

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Laura’s Law

The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.

07/09/2014

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San Francisco Supervisor Spearheads Effort To Implement Laura’s Law After Santa Barbara Killing Spree

Last weekend’s shooting rampage in the town of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, which left six people dead— including the shooter, has revived the debate over Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

05/27/2014

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

State Legislators Consider Expanding Mental Health Law

California lawmakers are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.

03/03/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (Getty Images)

San Francisco To Implement Version Of Mental Health Treatment Law

San Francisco is poised to implement its own version of a California law that allows for court-ordered treatment for severely mentally ill patients.

01/29/2013

SF Supes to Vote on Laura's Law

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ A law that would force mentally-ill people with violent backgrounds into treatment is up for a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

08/03/2010

SF Supes Divided on "Laura's Law"

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is divided over whether to implement “Laura’s Law”, named after a young woman who was killed by a paranoid schizophrenic. The debate is over whether it would […]

07/31/2010

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