No-fault divorce; waiver of service of process. (SB1541)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

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

Description

No-fault divorce; waiver of service. Clarifies that in the case of a no-fault divorce, waivers of service of process may occur within a reasonable time prior to or after the suit is filed, provided that a copy of the complaint is attached to such waiver, or otherwise provided to the defendant, and the final decree of divorce as proposed by the complainant is signed by the defendant. Where a defendant has waived service of process and, where applicable, notice, the bill further permits depositions to be taken, affidavits to be given, and all papers related to the divorce proceeding to be filed contemporaneously. This bill is identical to HB 1945. Amends § 20-106, § 20-99.1:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100909D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106444D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106444D-H1
02/11/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1541H1
02/11/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Title replaced 19106444D-H1
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1541ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 237 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0237)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1945.

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