Military parents; delegation of visitation rights. (SB910)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Military parents; delegation of visitation rights.  Provides that in cases involving a parent who is a member of the military and who has been deployed on active duty, a court may enter an order (i) delegating the deploying parent's visitation rights with a child to a family member of the deploying parent or (ii) awarding visitation rights to a family member of the deploying parent if the parent had physical custody of the child prior to the deployment and physical custody is awarded to the nondeploying parent or his family during the deployment. The bill also provides that the court may provide for the appearance of parties and witnesses via electronic means and allow affidavits in lieu of testimony into evidence at any hearing under the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act ( 20-124.7 et seq.). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102393D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104312D-S1
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read second time
02/02/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104312D-S1
02/02/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB910S1
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/14/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB910ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 351 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0351)


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 55 seconds.