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DOMESTIC RELATIONS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Assault and battery against a family or household member; if a person who commits against a person who is protected by a protective order is guilty of a misdemeanor. Amending 18.2-57.2, 19.2-151, and 37.2-506. (Patron-McClellan, HB 216 (C))
Bigamy; person found guilty may be ordered by court to make restitution to other party of marriage. Amending  18.2-362. (Patron-Orrock, HB 39 (F))
Child and spousal support; court to appoint vocational expert to conduct an evaluation of party in certain cases. Amending 20-108.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 66 (Chapter 176))
Child custody; record of in camera interview. Amending 20-124.2:1. (Patron-Surovell, HB 821 (F))
Child support; court may order continuation for child over age 18 who is attending college. Amending  16.1-278.15, 20-60.3, 20-124.2, and 63.2-1916. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 146 (F); Ruff, SB 319 (F))
Child support; punishment and options for person convicted of nonpayment. Amending  18.2-271.1, 46.2-320, and 53.1-131.2. (Patron-Marsden, SB 589 (Chapter 682))
Child support, custody, or visitation; single petition may be filed in juvenile and domestic relations district court. Amending 16.1-260. (Patron-Surovell, HB 822 (C))
Child support orders; eliminates ability of Department of Social Services to order 2.5 percent cash medical support payments from noncustodial parent when child is a recipient of Medicaid or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan. Amending 20-108.2 and 63.2-1900; repealing  63.2-1954.1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 728 (Chapter 243))
Child visitation; court may order an ignition interlock system installed on vehicle of parent who has a documented history of alcohol abuse. Amending  20-124.2. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 356 (F))
Circuit court; duties of clerk. Amending  17.1-218, 17.1-229, 19.2-270.4, 19.2-310, 43-17.1, and 55-66.6; repealing  20-32. (Patron-Vogel, SB 409 (Chapter 352))
Constitutional amendment; repeals 2006 referendum dealing with marriage (first reference). Repealing Section 15-A of Article I. (Patron-Englin, HJR 55 (F))
Disabled parent; subject to prosecution for desertion or nonsupport of another child not receiving such aid or of a spouse. Amending  20-61. (Patron-Orrock, HB 40 (Chapter 619))
Divorce proceedings; service requirements and waiver of notice of further proceedings. Repealing  20-99. (Patron-Edwards, SB 161 (F))
Domestic relations cases; trier may draw an adverse inference against any party or witness who refuses to answer questions regarding certain conduct which may be self-incriminating. Amending  8.01-223.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 14 (F); Toscano, HB 67 (I) See HB14)
Equitable distribution; monetary award in a divorce case may be enforceable in same manner as any other money judgment. Amending  20-107.3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 377 (Chapter 506))
Family or household member; expands definition. Amending 16.1-228. (Patron-Barker, SB 208 (C))
Juvenile court docket; cases of assault and battery against family or household member to be advanced and heard within 30 days of arrest. Amending  16.1-241. (Patron-McDougle, SB 177 (C))
Mandatory dispute resolution; parties in cases involving custody, visitation, and child support must attend session. Amending 20-124.4. (Patron-Norment, SB 526 (F))
Parental rights; final orders for termination are appealed directly to Court of Appeals. Amending  16.1-241, 16.1-296, 16.1-298, and 17.1-405; adding  16.1-296.3. (Patron-Toscano, HB 748 (C))
Preliminary removal orders; required to specify frequency, location, and duration of visitation allowed between child and his parents. Amending  16.1-252. (Patron-Edwards, SB 157 (F))
Public schools and families; joint subcommittee to study effects of economic recession in State. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 26 (F))
Surrogacy; permits contract to be entered into by an unmarried person, a surrogate, etc. Amending  20-160, 20-161, 20-162, and 20-165. (Patron-McEachin, SB 69 (Chapter 712))
Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act; stay of proceedings. Adding  20-124.11. (Patron-Pogge, HB 165 (F))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10