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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: 5/12/2017 Senate - Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
Location: In committee/council (RC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • 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
    3/7/2017 Senate • Veto Message received (2017 Regular Session) -SJ 150
    • Veto Message referred to Rules
    5/12/2017 Senate • Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State

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  • CS/CS/SB 668, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/8/2016 at 3:30 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 455 (c1) Alimony Burton Compare Last Action: 3/7/2016 H Laid on Table -HJ 871
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 553 Family Law Tobia Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 23 (pdf)
    61.1827 Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services. Page 31 (pdf)
    61.192 Page 30 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 30 (pdf)
    409.2579 Safeguarding Title IV-D case file information. Page 32 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 668, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/4/2016 at 5:07 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 455 (c1) Alimony Burton Compare Last Action: 3/7/2016 H Laid on Table -HJ 871
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 553 Family Law Tobia Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Floor Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    917477 - Amendment
    Between lines 78 and 79, insert:
    Richardson 3/6/2016
    8:46 PM
    House: Failed
    3/7/2016
    PDF
    939659 - Amendment
    Remove lines 640-644 and insert:
    Berman 3/7/2016
    7:55 AM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/7/2016
    PDF
    hierarchy 670515 - Substitute Amendment (939659)
    Remove lines 933-940 and insert:
    Berman 3/7/2016
    9:00 AM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/7/2016
    PDF
    779935 - Amendment
    Between lines 873 and 874, insert:
    Richardson 3/6/2016
    8:47 PM
    House: Failed
    3/7/2016
    PDF
    723335 - Amendment
    Remove lines 933-940 and insert:
    Berman 3/7/2016
    4:08 PM
    House: Failed
    3/8/2016
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/8/2016 10:55 AM House 74 Yeas - 38 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 23 (pdf)
    61.1827 Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services. Page 31 (pdf)
    61.192 Page 30 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 30 (pdf)
    409.2579 Safeguarding Title IV-D case file information. Page 32 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 668, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 3/1/2016 at 7:43 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 3/2/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 455 (c1) Alimony Burton Compare Last Action: 3/7/2016 H Laid on Table -HJ 871
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 553 Family Law Tobia Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    224698 - Amendment
    Between lines 637 and 638 insert:
    Lee 3/4/2016
    1:50 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/4/2016
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/4/2016 4:53 PM Senate 24 Yeas - 14 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf)
    61.1827 Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services. Page 30 (pdf)
    61.192 Page 29 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 30 (pdf)
    409.2579 Safeguarding Title IV-D case file information. Page 31 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 668, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 2/18/2016 at 6:03 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Pre-Meeting) 2/23/2016 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Post-Meeting) 2/25/2016 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 2/28/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 455 (c1) Alimony Burton Compare Last Action: 3/7/2016 H Laid on Table -HJ 871
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 553 Family Law Tobia Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    580642 - Amendment
    Delete lines 469 - 637 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Lee)
    2/29/2016
    1:59 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/1/2016
    Web Page
    PDF
    840512 - Amendment
    Delete lines 927 - 931 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Joyner)
    2/29/2016
    10:03 AM
    Unfavorable
    3/1/2016
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    2/24/2016 1:30 PM Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 5 Yeas - 2 Nays
    3/1/2016 10:00 AM Appropriations 13 Yeas - 6 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 16 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf)
    61.1827 Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services. Page 30 (pdf)
    61.192 Page 29 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 29 (pdf)
    409.2579 Safeguarding Title IV-D case file information. Page 31 (pdf)

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  • SB 668, Original Filed Version Posted 10/28/2015 at 3:33 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 2/7/2016 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 2/18/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 455 (c1) Alimony Burton Compare Last Action: 3/7/2016 H Laid on Table -HJ 871
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 553 Family Law Tobia Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    399458 - Amendment
    Delete lines 242 - 257 and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Diaz de la Portilla)
    2/7/2016
    5:22 PM
    Favorable
    2/16/2016
    Web Page
    PDF
    306652 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Soto)
    2/8/2016
    6:06 PM
    Unfavorable
    2/16/2016
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/16/2016 4:00 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 4 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 16 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 22 (pdf)
    61.1827 Identifying information concerning applicants for and recipients of child support services. Page 30 (pdf)
    61.192 Page 29 (pdf)
    61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. Page 29 (pdf)
    409.2579 Safeguarding Title IV-D case file information. Page 31 (pdf)

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