HB 2303 Marital agreements.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Marital agreements. Provides that marital agreements for the purpose of settling the rights and obligations of the spouses need not be in writing and are considered signed by the parties if the terms of the agreement are (i) contained in a court order endorsed by counsel or the parties or (ii) recorded and transcribed by a court reporter and affirmed personally by the parties on the record. This bill addresses Flanary v. Milton, 263 Va. 20 (2002), which held that an oral agreement recited into the record by the parties' attorneys during a deposition was not valid because it was not in writing and signed by the parties as required by 20-149. This bill is identical to SB 866.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 036218720  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2303ER)  pdf
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 036218720
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
01/24/03  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 2-N)
01/28/03  House: Read first time
01/29/03  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/30/03  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
01/30/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N)
01/30/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: Read third time
02/10/03  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2303ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/19/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)