State Senator Creigh Deeds has written two proposals to reform Virginia's mental health system.
The Bath County lawmaker is expected in Richmond when the General Assembly starts on Wednesday.
That's less than two months after his son stabbed him.
Gus Deeds shot and killed himself after the attack.
One of Senator Deeds' bills would create a registry for information on the availability of beds in psychiatric facilities.
The second would create a sub-committee made up of Democrats and Republicans to study how mental health treatments are delivered.