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CS/SB 1248: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Stargel

Family Law; Prohibiting a court from using certain presumptive alimony guidelines in calculating alimony pendente lite; providing presumptions concerning alimony awards depending on the duration of marriages; prohibiting a combined award of alimony and child support from constituting more than a specified percentage of a payor’s net income; creating a presumption that approximately equal time-sharing by both parents is in the best interests of the child; providing that a party may pursue an immediate modification of alimony in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2015 Senate • Filed
3/2/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 121
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 121
3/19/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/24/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/24/2015 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 259
3/26/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 259
3/31/2015 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 275
4/3/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 04/08/15, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
4/8/2015 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 373
• Now in Appropriations -SJ 373
4/16/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/21/15, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/21/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -SJ 504
4/22/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 504
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/15
4/23/2015 Senate • Removed from Calendar -SJ 600
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 600
5/1/2015 Senate • Died on Calendar