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SB 972: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Lee

Family Law; Citing this act as the “Collaborative Law Process Act”; providing that a collaborative law process begins when the parties enter into a collaborative law participation agreement; prohibiting a tribunal from ordering a party to participate in a collaborative law process over the party’s objection; providing for confidentiality of communications made during the collaborative law process, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016
Last Action: 3/2/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 967 (Ch. 2016-93) -SJ 562
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/30/2015 Senate • Filed
12/11/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 73
1/7/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/12/16, 3:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 73
• Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 180
1/13/2016 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 180
1/15/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/20/16, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/20/2016 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 238
1/21/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 238
2/29/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/16
3/2/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 562
• Substituted HB 967 -SJ 562
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 967 (Ch. 2016-93) -SJ 562