Spouse's liability for medical care; exemption for principal residence. (HB1128)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

Spouse's liability for medical care; exemption for principal residence. Provides that a lien arising out of a judgment for a spouse's emergency medical care shall not attach the principal residence of the judgment debtors held by them as tenants by the entireties or that was held by them as tenants by the entireties prior to the death of either spouse where the tenancy terminated as a result of the death of either spouse. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Committee
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101964D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/25/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104431D-H1
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104431D-H1
02/01/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1128H1
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read third time
02/24/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Enrolled
02/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1128ER)
02/25/2016Signed by Speaker
02/26/2016Signed by President
02/29/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/29/16
02/29/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 7, 2016
03/04/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 240 (effective 7/1/16)
03/04/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

DESIGNED. THAT IS WHAT THE REGISTRY IS FOR. AND THIS BILL JUST EXTENDS THAT TO HELP PROTECT THAT VULNERABLE CLASS OF CITIZENS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 628 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? CLOSE. THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROL. AYES 21, NOS 19. AYES 21, NOS 19. THE BILL PASSES. BILL: PASSES HOUSE BILL 1128. A BILL RELATING TO SPOUSE'S LIABILITY FOR MEDICAL CARE; EXEMPTION FOR PRINCIPAL REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR RESIDENCE. COURTS OF JUSTICE. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE BILL. WHEN SOMEBODY RECEIVES EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT DOESN'T HAVE INSURANCE, DOESN'T HAVE ANY BENEFITS, A LIEN ARISES AND TYPICALLY IT IS A JOINT AND SEVERAL LIEN BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. WHAT THIS PROVIDES IS THAT A JUDGMENT ARISING OUT OF A SPOUSE EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE SHALL NOT BE ENFORCED AGAINST THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AS LONG AS IT IS HELD AS TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETIES UNLESS THE RESIDENCE IS REFINANCED WHICH GIVES RISE TO ADDITIONAL FUNDS OR TRANSFERRED SOLD TO NEW OWNERS.