Sexual abuse; history thereof considered factor in determining best interests of child for custody. (SB1000)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

History of sexual abuse; custody and visitation. Provides that any history of sexual abuse must be considered as a factor in determining the best interests of a child for purposes of awarding custody or visitation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096568308
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1000)
02/02/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/18/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read second time
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Amendment by Delegate Fralin withdrawn
02/24/2009Passed by temporarily
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Amendment by Delegate Fralin agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2009Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House amendment rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on amendment
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Albo, Fralin, Toscano
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Quayle, Howell, McDougle
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Enrolled
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1000ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/10/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1000ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.

Comments

Traci writes:

Isn't this already taken into consideration when a case goes before a judge?