Best interests of the child; act of violence, force, or threat against an intimate partner, etc. (SB105)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Best interests of the child; history of child abuse. Provides that the court shall consider any history of child abuse in determining the best interests of a child for the purposes of a custody or visitation arrangement. Read the Bill »


02/19/2020: Passed the House


12/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102015D
12/08/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/27/2020Reported from Judiciary with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read second time
01/29/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB105E
01/29/2020Printed as engrossed 20102015D-E
01/30/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Committee substitute printed 20108233D-H1
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108233D-H1
02/19/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB105H1
02/19/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (5-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020House insisted on substitute
02/24/2020House requested conference committee
02/26/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2020Senators: Favola, Stuart, Surovell

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