Child custody, etc.; single petition may be filed in juvenile & domestic relations district court. (HB1807)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Petitions for child support, custody, or visitation. Clarifies that issues of support, custody, and visitation for a child may be included in a single petition in juvenile and domestic relations district court, and that such issues may be included in a single petition involving two or more children if such children have the same parents or legal guardians. Amends § 16.1-260, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Committee
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100198D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 2-N)
01/19/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1807E
01/24/2011Printed as engrossed 11100198D-E
01/25/2011Passed by for the day
01/26/2011Read third time
01/26/2011Passed by for the day
01/27/2011Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/27/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/02/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Comments

Paul A. Prados, Attorney at Law, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This is a common sense solution to a logistical hassle facing litigants in almost every custody case brought in Virginia J&DR courts. Currently to handle custody, visitation, and child support in the same trial one must file three petitions and track three case numbers throughout what is essentially one case.