Best interests of the child; history of child abuse and acts of violence, 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 and acts of violence, force, or threat. Provides that any history of child abuse and acts of violence, force, or threat that occurred no earlier than 10 years prior to the filing of a petition for custody or visitation of a child shall be considered by a court in determining the best interests of a child. This bill is identical to HB 861. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2020Senators: Favola, Stuart, Surovell
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Levine, Kory, Coyner
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109727D-S1
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB105ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1075 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1075)

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