Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child, domestic abuse and child abuse. (SB1757)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; child abuse. Requires the court to consider 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104232D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105819D-S1
01/29/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105819D-S1
01/30/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1757S1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019Left in Courts of Justice