PHOENIX (AP) — The State Bar of Arizona and state Criminal Justice Commission want a database to keep track of people who are under court-ordered mental-health treatment.
The Arizona Capitol Times (http://bit.ly/163zbyY) says the database is under construction and will be managed by the state Supreme Court.
It'll allow police officers to know whether a person in the throes of a mental breakdown is undergoing treatment under the supervision of the court or deemed mentally incompetent by a court.
Proposed legislation also closes gaps in laws that prohibit certain people from possessing a firearm, such as those who are under indictment, under guardianship for mental incapacity or found to be mentally incompetent.
The state currently reports people who've been involuntarily committed to a mental institution to the national criminal background check system.
Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, http://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com