Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child, domestic abuse, child abuse. (HB2650)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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, under current law, family abuse and sexual abuse when determining the best interests of the child for the purposes of custody and visitation arrangements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19101247D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 2-N)
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 1-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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