VA SB1542 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 21 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Civil actions; determination of indigency. Provides that, in the case of a no-fault divorce proceeding, a person who is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent shall not be subject to fees and costs. The bill further provides that, in such no-fault divorce proceeding, such person shall certify to the receipt of such benefits under oath.

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Civil actions; determination of indigency, no-fault divorce.


Roll Calls

2019-02-13 - Senate - Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N) (Y: 32 N: 7 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-06 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (Y: 17 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (Y: 39 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (Y: 13 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-03-21 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
2019-03-21 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-02-20SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
2019-02-19SenateSigned by President
2019-02-18HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-18SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB1542ER)
2019-02-13SenateTitle replaced 19106445D-S1
2019-02-13SenateHouse substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N)
2019-02-13SenatePassed by temporarily
2019-02-11HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11HousePassed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB1542H1
2019-02-11HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 19106445D-H1
2019-02-11HouseRead third time
2019-02-08HouseRead second time
2019-02-06HouseCommittee substitute printed 19106445D-H1
2019-02-06HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N)
2019-01-29HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-29HouseRead first time
2019-01-29HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-01-24SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
2019-01-23SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1542S1
2019-01-23SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 19105303D-S1
2019-01-23SenateReading of substitute waived
2019-01-23SenateRead second time
2019-01-22SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2019-01-21SenateCommittee substitute printed 19105303D-S1
2019-01-21SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N)
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100908D

Code Citations

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171606(n/a)See Bill Text

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