Amendment ID: H4539-34-R1

Redraft Amendment 34

Court Consultation with Mental Health Experts

Mr. Tarr moves to amend the bill by inserting into line 112 after the words "weapon or ammunition," the following:-"The court may hear from a medical or mental health expert to assist in their determination. The expert may give an opinion whether the respondent poses a risk of causing bodily injury to self or others based on the information available without the need to examine the respondent but may examine the respondent with the respondent’s consent and give an opinion based on the facts elicited and the information available. The refusal of the respondent to consent to such examination shall not be considered in the court’s determination."