Divorce; equitable distribution. (HB723)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Court decree as to property; equitable distribution. Changes the statute to address problems raised in Fowlkes v. Fowlkes, 42 Va. App. 1, (2003). Ensures that separate and marital contributions made to marital assets are all accounted for in the equitable distribution process. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061265412
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Civil Law
01/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Committee substitute printed 062865412-H1
01/31/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/31/2006Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 062874412-H2
02/08/2006Read first time
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062874412-H2
02/09/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB723H2
02/10/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to Senate
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Read third time
02/22/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB723ER)
03/01/2006Signed by Speaker
03/02/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)