Support orders; purging civil contempt. (HB3095)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Support orders; purging civil contempt. Provides that any order holding a party in civil contempt of court for failing to perform or comply with a support order must detail how the party may purge himself of the contempt. The party cannot be held in civil contempt if he does not have the ability to purge the contempt and he bears the burden of proof to show that he lacks the ability to do so. The bill codifies the law of Virginia concerning the power to hold a party in civil contempt. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2007Presented and ordered printed 070061382
01/17/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/06/2007Left in Courts of Justice