Disabled parent; subject to prosecution for desertion or nonsupport of another child. (HB40)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)

Progress

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

Description

Criminal nonsupport; disabled parent. Provides that a parent who is permanently and totally disabled cannot be guilty of criminal nonsupport of his child if the child is in necessitous circumstances. Currently, only the parent of a child who is receiving aid from a federal or state agency cannot be guilty of criminal nonsupport. Amends § 20-61, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/18/2009Committee
12/18/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101061D
12/18/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/14/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB40)
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104596D-H1
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104596D-H1
02/01/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB40H1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/01/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2010Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2010Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Placed on Calendar
03/05/2010Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Enrolled
03/12/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB40ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB40ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)

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 2 minutes.

Comments

marshamaines writes:

the only thing missing is the Va. Code stating the County/City that chooses to incarcerated for "criminal" contempt and mandates work release, is also responsible for paying up to $25 per week to the Custodial Parent on behalf of the child during the other parents incarceration. Under FOIA, I've discovered localities have conveniently IGNORED this part of the laws.