Child or spousal support; clarify factors that court shall consider when determining support. (HB731)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Determination of child or spousal support; factors. Revises, clarifies the wording, expands, and eliminates some of the factors that the court may consider in deviating from the guideline amount. Deviation factors were changed to allow for evaluation of the good faith and reasonableness of the parent's employment decisions when considering imputed income based on a party's change in employment, consideration of the cost of visitation travel, and consideration of the standard of living for the child during the marriage, rather than the family.   There is a provision that the amendments are not retroactive and cannot be the basis for a material change in circumstances upon which a modification of child support may be based. This bill is identical to SB 167. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061179412
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 062863220-H1
01/31/2006Read first time
02/01/2006Read second time
02/01/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062863220-H1
02/01/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB731H1
02/02/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Communicated to Senate
02/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Committee substitute printed 064651800-S1
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064651800-S1
02/20/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB731S1
02/20/2006Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Placed on Calendar
02/22/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)
02/24/2006Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2006House acceded to request
02/28/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2006Senators: Quayle, Blevins, Lucas
03/02/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2006Delegates: McQuigg, Iaquinto, Toscano
03/08/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conference substitute printed 062910412-H2
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB731ER)
03/21/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB731ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)