Effect of divorce proceedings; transfer of matters to the juvenile and domestic relations court. (HB1692)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Effect of divorce proceedings; transfer of matters to the juvenile and domestic relations district court; concurrent jurisdiction. Provides that, where a circuit court enters a divorce decree and transfers certain matters to the juvenile and domestic relations district court, the circuit court is not deprived of concurrent jurisdiction to hear such matters. The bill requires that any motions in the circuit court filed regarding such matters be heard by the circuit court after such transfer, unless the parties agree otherwise. The bill allows the court to transfer any matters covered by the divorce decree to a more appropriate forum. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102074D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/16/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2017House acceded to request
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2017Delegates: Collins, Leftwich, Krizek
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2017Senators: Obenshain, Petersen, Chafin
02/24/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/24/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2017Failed to pass in House
02/25/2017Passed by temporarily
02/25/2017Passed by for the day
02/25/2017No further action taken
02/25/2017Failed to pass in Senate