Marriage records; divorce and annulment reports, eliminates requirement for identification of race. (SB62)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patrons Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marriage records; divorce and annulment reports; identification of race. Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in marriage records, divorce reports, and annulment reports filed with the State Registrar. The bill also removes the requirement that the State Registrar include race data in the compilation and posting of marriage, divorce, and annulment data. This bill incorporates SB 19 and is identical to HB 180 and SB 1066. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/19/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100816D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB62)
01/15/2020Incorporates SB62 (Ebbin)
01/15/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Incorporates SB19 (Ebbin)
01/15/2020Committee substitute printed 20105900D-S1
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time
01/20/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105900D-S1
01/20/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB62S1
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB62S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB62ER)
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB62ER)
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 210 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)

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