Marriage; fee for ceremony. (HB239)

Introduced By

Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Domestic relations; fee for marriage. Provides that a person authorized by a circuit court judge to celebrate the rites of marriage in the Commonwealth may charge $50 for the ceremony. This provision does not apply to ministers. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066632520
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2006Referred from Finance
01/18/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (10-Y 8-N)
01/31/2006Read first time
02/01/2006Read second time
02/01/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2006Passed by for the day
02/02/2006Passed by for the day
02/03/2006Read second time
02/03/2006Committee amendment reconsidered
02/03/2006Committee amendment rejected
02/03/2006Passed by for the day
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Floor substitute printed 062876520-H1 (Suit)
02/06/2006Substitute by Delegate Suit agreed to 062876520-H1
02/06/2006Pending question ordered
02/06/2006Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB239H1
02/07/2006Read third time and passed House (76-Y 23-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 23-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to Senate
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N)
02/21/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Passed by for the day
02/23/2006Floor substitute printed 061430820-S1 (Stolle)
02/23/2006Read third time
02/23/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2006Substitute by Senator Stolle agreed to 061430820-S1
02/23/2006Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB239S1
02/23/2006Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/23/2006VOTE: (38-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/24/2006Placed on Calendar
02/27/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (33-Y 66-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: REJECTED (33-Y 66-N)
03/01/2006Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2006House acceded to request
03/02/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2006Delegates:Suit, Cosgrove, Jones, D. C.
03/03/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2006Senators: Howell, Blevins, Rerras
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 063068520-H2
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 36-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 36-N)
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)