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HB 967: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Stevenson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Edwards ; Renner

Family Law; Designates act as "Collaborative Law Process Act"; provides that collaborative law process begins 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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/24/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-93
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2015 House • Filed
1/8/2016 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 83
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 83
1/22/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/26/16, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/26/2016 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 289
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 289
2/2/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/04/16, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/4/2016 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 399
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 399
2/19/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16
2/23/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 550
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/24/2016 House • Was taken up -HJ 581
• Read 3rd time -HJ 582
• Passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 582
3/1/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 516
• Received -SJ 516
3/2/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Rules -SJ 562
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 562
• Substituted for SB 972 -SJ 562
• Read 2nd time -SJ 562
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 719
• Passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 719
3/4/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 822
3/9/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 980
3/24/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-93