Civil actions; determination of indigency. (SB1032)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil actions; determination of indigency. Sets out the factors to be considered by the court in its determination of a person's indigency for the purpose of determining inability to pay fees or costs in a civil action. The bill also provides that a person is presumed unable to pay if he is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program or he is represented by a legal aid society. The bill provides that the presumption is rebuttable except in the case of a no-fault divorce. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102102D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1032)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Chair votes Yes
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House (82-Y 13-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (82-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1032ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1032ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)