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MENTAL HEALTH BILL OK’D Senate approves Deeds-backed mental health bill

Senate OKs Deeds’ mental health bill 38-0

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 am

The painful journey that began almost three months ago for Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, continues now on the other side of the Capitol in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Deeds reached a milestone in his quest for mental health reforms on Monday in the Virginia Senate. It voted 38-0 to approve legislation he sponsored in the aftermath of the Nov. 19 attack by his son that left the senator bleeding from multiple stab wounds and Austin R. “Gus” Deeds dead by his own hand.

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