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CS/SB 748: Dissolution of Marriage

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Diaz de la Portilla

Dissolution of Marriage; Revising the factors to be considered for alimony awards, including adultery; providing that if the court orders a party to provide security to protect an award of alimony, the court may so order only upon a showing of special circumstances; prohibiting a court from reserving jurisdiction to reinstate an alimony award if a supportive relationship ends; prohibiting the court from granting a final dissolution of marriage with a reservation of jurisdiction during the first 180 days after the date of service of the original petition for dissolution of marriage to subsequently determine all other substantive issues except in exceptional circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/28/2011 Senate • Filed
    11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Budget; Rules -SJ 63
    1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 63
    1/26/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/31/12, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Meeting cancelled
    2/6/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/12, 1:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    2/9/2012 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 500
    2/13/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 503
    2/14/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 500
    3/6/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Budget -SJ 874
    • Now in Rules -SJ 874
    3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Rules

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  • CS/SB 748, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/13/2012 at 12:12 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 549 (e1) Dissolution of Marriage Workman Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)
    H 565 (e2) Family Law Porter Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.08 Alimony. Page 2 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 8 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 11 (pdf)

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  • SB 748, Original Filed Version Posted 10/28/2011 at 1:20 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 2/8/2012 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 2/13/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 549 (c1) Dissolution of Marriage Workman Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)

    Committee Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    600742 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Flores)
    2/8/2012
    1:27 PM
    No Action
    2/13/2012
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 276912 - Substitute Amendment (Delete All) (600742)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Flores)
    2/8/2012
    2:02 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/13/2012
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 293168 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (276912)
    Delete lines 254 - 261 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Flores)
    2/9/2012
    12:42 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/13/2012
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 586346 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (276912)
    Delete lines 255 - 261 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Flores)
    2/9/2012
    11:23 AM
    Withdrawn
    2/13/2012
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/9/2012 1:15 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.08 Alimony. Page 2 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 10 (pdf)

    Citations - Chapter Law (2)

    Chapter Law Section Amended Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    2010-199 Section 2
    2011-92 Section 80

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