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CS/SB 748: Dissolution of Marriage

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Diaz de la Portilla

Dissolution of Marriage; Revising the factors to be considered for alimony awards, including adultery; providing that if the court orders a party to provide security to protect an award of alimony, the court may so order only upon a showing of special circumstances; prohibiting a court from reserving jurisdiction to reinstate an alimony award if a supportive relationship ends; prohibiting the court from granting a final dissolution of marriage with a reservation of jurisdiction during the first 180 days after the date of service of the original petition for dissolution of marriage to subsequently determine all other substantive issues except in exceptional circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/28/2011 Senate • Filed
11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Budget; Rules -SJ 63
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 63
1/26/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/31/12, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Meeting cancelled
2/6/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/12, 1:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/9/2012 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 500
2/13/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 503
2/14/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 500
3/6/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Budget -SJ 874
• Now in Rules -SJ 874
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Rules