No-fault divorce; corroboration requirement. (HB1911)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


No-fault divorce; corroboration requirement. Removes the corroborating witness requirement for no-fault divorces. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100782D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House (60-Y 39-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21104489D-S1
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed by for the day
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute rejected 21204489D-S1 (18-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1911ER)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1911ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 194 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)