Divorce; entry of decrees, maintenance and support of spouses. (SB71)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Entry of divorce decrees; maintenance and support of spouses. Provides that a court may still decree as to maintenance and support of a spouse even where a party fails to prove his grounds for divorce. Amends § 20-107.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/21/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101397D
12/21/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2016Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Placed on Calendar
02/08/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/16/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/17/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2016Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House amendment agreed to by Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB71ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/25/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 7/1/16)
03/25/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0477)

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 1 minute.

Transcript

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

HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE SENATE CONKIR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS BILL THAT PROVIDED SPOUSAL SUPPORT WEATHERED BY THE COURT NOT -- AWARDED BY THE COURT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PARTY'S FAILURE TO PROVE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, BUT THIS AMENDMENT CLARIFIES THAT THE REQUEST FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT WOULD HAVE TO BE PROPERLY PLED BY THE PARTY SEEKING SUPPORT AND I ASK THAT WE ACCEPT IT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONDUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? AYES 34, NOS 5. AYES 34, NOS 5. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 120 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. SENATOR FROM GRAYSON, SENATOR CARRICO. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.