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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)

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  • 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

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  • CS/CS/SB 718, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/23/2013 at 5:11 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c2) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 0905 (c2) Family Law Steube Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 1210 (e1) Family Law Soto Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate
    S 1466 Shared Parenting Lee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    Location: In committee/council (CF)

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 4 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.075 Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities. Page 4 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 7 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 18 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 19 (pdf), Page 22 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 30 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 27 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 718, Engrossed 2 Posted 4/4/2013 at 8:03 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c2) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 0905 (c2) Family Law Steube Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 1210 (c2) Family Law Soto Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate
    S 1466 Shared Parenting Lee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    Location: In committee/council (CF)

    Floor Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    589671 - Amendment
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    Steube 4/16/2013
    1:55 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/17/2013
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    182825 - Amendment
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    Steube 4/16/2013
    1:55 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/17/2013
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    839633 - Amendment
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    Steube 4/16/2013
    1:55 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/17/2013
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    611971 - Amendment
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    Steube 4/16/2013
    1:56 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/17/2013
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    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/18/2013 4:05 PM House 85 Yeas - 31 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 4 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.075 Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities. Page 4 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 7 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 18 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 19 (pdf), Page 22 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 30 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 27 (pdf), Page 32 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 718, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/27/2013 at 8:50 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c2) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 1466 Shared Parenting Lee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    Location: In committee/council (CF)
    H 0905 (c1) Family Law Steube Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 1210 (c1) Family Law Soto Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Floor Amendments (14)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    858090 - Amendment
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    Stargel 4/3/2013
    4:43 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    707718 - Amendment
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    Stargel 4/3/2013
    4:44 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    669750 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    5:03 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    760682 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    5:01 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    273702 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    4:58 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    954208 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    5:01 PM
    Senate: Replaced by Substitute Amendment
    4/4/2013
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    hierarchy 353056 - Amendment to Amendment (954208)
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    Stargel 4/4/2013
    9:39 AM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/4/2013
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    hierarchy 840834 - Substitute Amendment (954208)
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    Stargel 4/4/2013
    11:39 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
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    223506 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    4:56 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/4/2013
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    814046 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/4/2013
    10:04 AM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/4/2013
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    126712 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/4/2013
    8:51 AM
    Senate: Replaced by Substitute Amendment
    4/4/2013
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    hierarchy 633350 - Substitute Amendment (126712)
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    Flores 4/4/2013
    11:35 AM
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    4/4/2013
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    193588 - Amendment
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    Flores 4/3/2013
    5:00 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    4/4/2013
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    586074 - Amendment
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    Stargel 4/3/2013
    4:44 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/4/2013
    Web Page
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    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/4/2013 3:33 PM Senate 29 Yeas - 11 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 4 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.075 Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities. Page 4 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 7 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 18 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 18 (pdf), Page 21 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 27 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 27 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 718, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 3/21/2013 at 1:55 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2013 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c2) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 1466 Shared Parenting Lee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    Location: In committee/council (CF)

    Floor Amendments (9)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    845072 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    11:47 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    279768 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    11:47 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    758408 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    2:57 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/27/2013
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    768170 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    3:42 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    hierarchy 161066 - Amendment to Amendment (768170)
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    5:18 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/27/2013
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    203644 - Amendment
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    Stargel 3/26/2013
    4:11 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    349320 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    2:59 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    687286 - Amendment
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    Joyner 3/27/2013
    2:56 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    213372 - Amendment
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    Soto 3/27/2013
    3:40 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/27/2013
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    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 4 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.075 Equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities. Page 4 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 7 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 17 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 18 (pdf), Page 21 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 21 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 27 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 718, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/13/2013 at 1:50 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 3/19/2013 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c2) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 1466 Shared Parenting Lee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    Location: In committee/council (CF)

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    819170 - Amendment (Delete All)
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    Rules
    (Lee)
    3/20/2013
    6:01 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Withdrawn
    3/20/2013
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    432516 - Amendment (Delete All)
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    Rules
    (Lee)
    3/20/2013
    8:22 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/21/2013
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    PDF
    hierarchy 790122 - Amendment to Amendment (432516)
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    Rules
    (Latvala)
    (Lee)
    3/21/2013
    11:30 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Withdrawn
    3/21/2013
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/21/2013 8:00 AM Rules 12 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 14 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 15 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 18 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 23 (pdf)

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  • SB 718, Original Filed Version Posted 2/8/2013 at 7:58 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 3/11/2013 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 3/13/2013 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 0231 (c1) Family Law Workman Similar Last Action: 4/17/2013 H Laid on Table -HJ 657
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (6)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    300786 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
    (Richter)
    3/11/2013
    3:22 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/13/2013
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    865406 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
    (Richter)
    3/11/2013
    2:10 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/13/2013
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    522578 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
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    3/11/2013
    2:10 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/13/2013
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    209714 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
    (Lee)
    3/11/2013
    2:11 PM
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    3/13/2013
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    569134 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
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    3/11/2013
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    3/13/2013
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    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/12/2013 2:00 PM Judiciary 8 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 14 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 15 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 20 (pdf)

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