Compensation guardian ad litem appointed to represent a child; adjustment by the court. (HB278)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation of guardian ad litem appointed to represent a child; adjustment by the court. Provides that a court may adjust the costs of a guardian ad litem's services for good cause shown or upon the failure of the guardian ad litem to substantially comply with the standards adopted for attorneys appointed as guardians ad litem. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103667D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB278)
02/12/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Read third time
02/14/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/14/2018Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/16/2018Placed on Calendar
02/16/2018Senate amendments rejected by House (3-Y 94-N)
02/16/2018VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2018House acceded to request
02/22/2018Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2018Delegates: Collins, Bell, Robert B., Mullin
02/22/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2018Senators: Petersen, Peake, Obenshain
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference substitute printed 18107891D-H1
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB278ER)
03/20/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB278ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0688)


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 49 seconds.