Interlocutory decrees or orders, certain; appeals. (SB895)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Appeals of certain interlocutory decrees or orders; report. Prohibits the appeal of certain interlocutory decrees or orders relating to affirmance or annulment of a marriage, divorce, custody of a minor child, spousal or child support, control or disposition of a minor child, any other domestic relations matter arising under Title 16.1 (Courts Not of Record) or 20 (Domestic Relations), or any protective order other than a final protective order issued by a circuit court. The bill requires the Virginia Family Law Coalition to study appeals of interlocutory decrees and orders involving domestic relations matters in the Commonwealth and to report the findings of such study to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee for Courts of Justice by October 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103149D
01/05/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/20/2023Assigned Judiciary sub: Civil Law
01/24/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2023Reported from Judiciary with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2023Committee substitute printed 23105256D-S1
01/27/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB895S1)
01/30/2023Read second time
01/30/2023Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23105256D-S1
01/30/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB895S1
01/31/2023Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2023Placed on Calendar
02/09/2023Read first time
02/09/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/13/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2023Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/17/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2023Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Read second time
02/23/2023Read third time
02/23/2023Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/23/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB895ER)
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/09/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB895ER)
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/12/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 742 (effective 4/12/23)
04/12/2023Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/12/2023House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 0-N)
04/12/2023VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/12/2023G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/12/2023G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/12/2023Reenrolled bill text (SB895ER2)
04/12/2023Signed by President as reenrolled
04/12/2023Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/12/2023Enacted, Chapter 742 (effective 4/12/23)
04/12/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0742)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on 12/01/2023. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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