Child and spousal support; court to appoint vocational expert to conduct testing and interviews. (HB66)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child and spousal support; vocational experts.  Allows a court to appoint a vocational expert to conduct an evaluation of a party in cases involving child support, spousal support, and separate maintenance where the earning capacity, unemployment, or underemployment of a party is in controversy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101687D
12/28/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/18/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/22/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Read first time
01/27/2010Read second time
01/27/2010Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB66E
01/27/2010Printed as engrossed 10101687D-E
01/28/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/22/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Read third time
02/24/2010Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB66ER)
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB66ER)
03/02/2010Signed by Speaker
03/03/2010Signed by President
03/29/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 176 (effective 7/1/10)
03/29/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)


marsha maines writes:

this idiot actually thinks it was a good idea to allow social workers the right to practice law without any oversight by the Attorney Generals office as Va. Code has required for the past 80 years.(resulting in the jailing of over 177,000 parents in just the past 5 years on MERE ALLEGATIONS- not trials, not hearings). This arrogance and ignorance of the way DSS/DCSE employees terrorize employers and has targeted parents already suffering alienation from their own children, before, during and after a divorce, only proves he supports the money laundering of FEDERAL money through Va that enables these domestic terrorists to continue to DEFRAUD every Va. and Federal taxpayer.

Jack Ford writes:

vocational experts in Virginia? That's a good one. At least specify the credentials required of these "experts". And don't use DRS employees for goodness sakes. And um, in a time of unemployment, Toscano thinks this is a useful bill? Regressive progressive strikes again.

Jack F., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Vocatonal expert needs to be defined and it is questionable that an expert paid for by the potential payer or alimony will be impartial. This is not a good bill.

Dave Briggman writes:

Toscano, you're an idiot...your legislative record in voting to let 900 idiots engage in the practice of law in 2008 is self-evident of that.