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CS/CS/SB 668: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Stargel

Family Law; Requiring a court to consider certain alimony factors and make specific written findings of fact under certain circumstances; requiring a court to make specified findings before ruling on a request for alimony; specifying a premise that a minor child should spend approximately equal amounts of time with each parent; revising a finite list of factors that a court must evaluate when establishing or modifying parental responsibility or a parenting plan; prohibiting a court from changing the duration of alimony, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 4/15/2016 - Vetoed by Governor
Location: Vetoed by Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/28/2015 Senate • Filed
11/4/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 48
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 48
2/4/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/16, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
2/11/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/16/16, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/16/2016 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 4 -SJ 434
2/18/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/19/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 434
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/24/16, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
2/22/2016 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 436
2/24/2016 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 497
2/25/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 497
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/01/16, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/1/2016 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 13 NAYS 6 -SJ 563
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/16
3/2/2016 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 564
3/3/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 611
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 719
• Amendment(s) adopted (224698) -SJ 720
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 24 NAYS 14 -SJ 720
3/4/2016 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 826
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
• Received -HJ 826
3/7/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 870
• Substituted for CS/HB 455 -HJ 871
• Amendment(s) failed (779935, 917477) -HJ 871
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/8/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 906
• Amendment(s) failed (723335) -HJ 907
• CS passed; YEAS 74 NAYS 38 -HJ 907
3/8/2016 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 836
4/4/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/15/2016 • Vetoed by Governor