Child support; clarifies factors that court may consider when determining. (SB167)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support; deviations. 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 a parent's financial resources and special needs, 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 HB 731. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061212800
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB167E
02/06/2006Printed as engrossed 061212800-E
02/07/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 062899800-H1
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062899800-H1
03/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB167H1
03/06/2006Passed House with substitute (98-Y 1-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
03/08/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (2-Y 37-N)
03/09/2006House insisted on substitute
03/09/2006House requested conference committee
03/09/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Quayle, Blevins, Lucas
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: McQuigg, Iaquinto, Toscano
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 062911800-S1
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (34-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB167ER)
03/21/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB167ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)