Divorce cases; conduct an ore tenus hearing. (HB1837)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description


Testimony in open court in divorce cases; notice. Allows the court to take testimony in open court in divorce cases without providing further notice to the defendant if the defendant has been personally served and has failed to appear. Under current law, the court may take depositions without further notice to the defendant if the defendant has been personally served and has failed to appear. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council of Virginia. Amends § 20-99, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Committee
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101005D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1837E
01/21/2013Printed as engrossed 13101005D-E
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Enrolled
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1837ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 81 (effective 7/1/13)
03/05/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)

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.