CS/HB 503: Family Law
GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Spano
Family Law; Designates act as "Collaborative Law Process Act"; provides that collaborative law process commences when parties enter into collaborative law participation agreement; prohibits tribunal from ordering party to participate in collaborative law process over party's objection; provides conditions under which collaborative law process concludes, terminates, or continues; provides for confidentiality of communications made during collaborative law process; provides exceptions; provides that specified provisions do not take effect until 30 days after Florida Supreme Court adopts rules of procedure & professional responsibility.
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
• Introduced -HJ 43
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/11/15, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 223
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 220
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 229
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/19/15, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
• Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 284
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 284
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/15
• Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 883
• Died on Calendar
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