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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

SB 1596: Family Law

GENERAL BILL by Harrell

Family Law; Providing for the priority of bridge-the-gap alimony, followed by rehabilitative alimony, over any other form; requiring a court to make written findings regarding the basis for awarding a combination of forms of alimony, including the type of alimony and length of time for which it is awarded; providing that the party seeking alimony has the burden of proof of demonstrating a need for alimony and that the other party has the ability to pay alimony, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2019 Senate • Filed
3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 208
3/13/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 208
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary