Child support; court may order support for disabled child over age of 18. (SB923)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support for disabled child over the age of 18. Provides that a court may order child support for any child over the age of 18 who is severely and permanently mentally or physically disabled if such disability existed prior to the child reaching the age of 18 or the age of 19 if the child was a full-time high school student, not self-supporting, and was living in the home of the parent seeking child support. Current requirements that the child also be unable to live independently, unable to support himself, and reside in the home of the parent seeking child support remain unchanged. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102255D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB923)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15103817D-S1
01/29/2015Incorporates SB957
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103817D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB923S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB923S1)
02/11/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB923ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB923ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)


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 25 seconds.