Divorce; failure to respond by defendant. (HB104)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Divorce; service of process; failure to respond.  Provides that if a defendant fails to file an answer in a divorce suit or otherwise appear after having been served with notice of the suit, no additional notice to take depositions is required to be served on the defendant and the court may enter any order or final decree without notice to the defendant. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/29/2011Committee
12/29/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100274D
12/29/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Read first time
02/02/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Read third time
02/15/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2012Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/17/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Enrolled
02/21/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB104ER)
02/21/2012Signed by Speaker
02/22/2012Signed by President
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 84 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)

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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB60.