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CS/CS/SB 1796: Dissolution of Marriage

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Gruters ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez ; Hooper ; Diaz

Dissolution of Marriage; Requiring the court to make certain written findings in its awards of alimony; removing the court’s ability to consider adultery of either spouse in determining the amount of an alimony award; revising factors that the court must consider in determining the proper type and amount of alimony; revising a provision authorizing the modification of rehabilitative alimony upon completion of the rehabilitative plan to include a certain condition; requiring the court to consider specified factors when determining an alimony award involving the existence of a supportive relationship between the obligee and another person, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/9/2022 Senate - Ordered enrolled -SJ 761
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2022 Senate • Filed
1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 154
1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 153
1/19/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/24/22, 3:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/24/2022 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 218
1/26/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 224
2/23/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/28/22, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
2/28/2022 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Appropriations (144186); YEAS 11 NAYS 8 -SJ 484
3/1/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Amendments)
• Now in Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/01/22, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -SJ 521
3/2/2022 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/22 -SJ 591
• CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 528
3/3/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 583
• Amendment(s) adopted (178604, 221028, 536442, 674252) -SJ 585
• Amendment(s) failed (303346) -SJ 585
• Ordered engrossed
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2022 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 687
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 21 NAYS 16 -SJ 688
3/4/2022 House • In Messages
3/7/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/8/2022)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
3/8/2022 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/9/2022 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 74, NAYS 42
3/9/2022 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 761