Advance directive; revocation of directive upon filing of divorce or annulment of marriage, etc. (HB436)

Introduced By

Del. Jed Arnold (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Revocation of advance directive; divorce or annulment; custody or visitation. Provides that the authority of an agent to make health care decisions pursuant to an advance directive shall be revoked upon the filing of either (i) an action for the divorce or annulment of the marriage between the declarant of such advance directive and the agent or (ii) a petition for custody or visitation of a child or children born of such declarant and such agent. The provisions of the bill apply to advance directives executed on or after July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101628D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Committee substitute printed 24107751D-S1
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107751D-S1
02/19/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB436S1
02/19/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107751D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2024VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB436ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/14/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 81 (effective 7/1/24)
03/14/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)

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