Custody and visitation agreements; court to consider best interests of the child. (SB1180)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

Progress

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

Description

Custody and visitation agreements; best interests of the child. Requires the court to consider any history of abuse of persons other than family members when determining the best interests of the child for the purposes of custody and visitation arrangements. The bill removes the requirement that in order for a court, on the basis of certain offenses, to enjoin a parent from filing a custody or visitation petition, the victim of the offense must have been his child, a child with whom he resided at the time, or the other parent of the child. Amends § 20-124.2, § 20-124.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101010D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Committee substitute printed to Web only 15104918D-S1
02/09/2015Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)