No-fault divorce; gender-neutral terminology. (SB247)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


No-fault divorce; gender-neutral terminology. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife" with gender-neutral terms in the no-fault divorce statute. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100400D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Reported from Judiciary (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Committee substitute printed 20108257D-H1
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108257D-H1
02/19/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB247H1
02/19/2020Passed House with substitute (58-Y 42-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Title replaced 20108257D-H1
02/25/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB247ER)
02/25/2020Signed by Speaker
02/26/2020Signed by President
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/03/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 270 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0270)