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CS/CS/SB 718: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Stargel ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Grimsley ; Richter ; Thrasher ; Soto ; Altman

Family Law; Redefining the term “marital assets and liabilities” for purposes of equitable distribution in dissolution of marriage actions; providing for the priority of bridge-the-gap alimony, followed by rehabilitative alimony, over any other form; providing for retirement of a party against whom alimony is sought; providing that income and assets of obligor’s subsequent spouse or person with whom the obligor is residing are generally not relevant to modification, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
Location: In committee/council (RC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/8/2013 Senate • Filed
2/13/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 52
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 52
3/7/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/12/13, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/12/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 209
3/13/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Original reference(s) removed: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
• Remaining references corrected to Rules -SJ 219
• Now in Rules
3/18/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/21/13, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 214
3/21/2013 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 2 -SJ 241
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/22/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 241
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/27/13
3/25/2013 Senate • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 248
3/27/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 271
• Amendment(s) adopted (203644, 213372, 279768, 349320, 687286, 768170, 845072) -SJ 271
• Amendment(s) failed (758408) -SJ 271
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 272
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/4/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 310
• Amendment(s) adopted (273702, 586074, 633350, 669750, 707718, 760682, 840834, 858090) -SJ 311
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 29 NAYS 11 -SJ 311
4/10/2013 House • In Messages
4/15/2013 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 617
• Received -HJ 616
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 231 -HJ 657
• Read 2nd time -HJ 657
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/18/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 674
• CS passed; YEAS 85 NAYS 31 -HJ 674
4/23/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 591
4/24/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 591
5/1/2013 • Vetoed by Governor
5/2/2013 Senate • Veto Message received (2013 Regular Session) -SJ 1050
• Veto Message referred to Rules
5/2/2014 Senate • Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State