Best interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner, etc. (HB861)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Best interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child; history of child abuse. Provides that any act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner or the intimate partner's child or any history of child abuse shall be considered by a court in determining the best interests of a child for the purposes of a custody or visitation arrangement. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104789D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Committee substitute printed 20108180D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108180D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB861S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108180D-S1 (2-Y 97-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate requested conference committee

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