Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child, domestic abuse, child abuse. (HB1653)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law when determining the best interests of the child for the purposes of custody and visitation arrangements. Amends § 16.1-228, § 20-124.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101689D
11/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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