Pendente lite spousal support; guidelines. (SB948)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pendente lite spousal support; guidelines. Establishes a statewide formula to be used by courts to calculate the presumptive amount of an award of pendente lite spousal support although courts still have the discretion to deviate from the presumptive amount calculated under this formula. Many jurisdictions in the Commonwealth have already adopted different pendente lite spousal support formulae and the purpose of this bill is to make support cases more consistent statewide. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079012800
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB948E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 079012800-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Committee substitute printed 077251800-H1
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077251800-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB948H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute (87-Y 9-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB948ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 2-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB948ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 909 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0909)