Child support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment/underemployment. (HB2055)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment. Provides that a party's incarceration alone for 180 or more consecutive days shall not ordinarily be deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment for the purposes of calculating child support and imputing income for such calculation. The bill further provides that a party's incarceration for 180 or more days shall be a material change of circumstances upon which a modification of a child support order may be based. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101869D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2055)
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/22/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read first time
01/26/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2021Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)
01/27/2021VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with amendments (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2021Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/22/2021Passed by temporarily
02/22/2021Amendments by Senator Morrissey agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2021Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 18-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Scott, Bourne, Kilgore
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Deeds, Surovell, Stuart
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (56-Y 43-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (56-Y 43-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2055ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2055ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (57-Y 42-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 42-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 4-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2055ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 541 (effective - see bill)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)