2007 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 331/05 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dumais, Feldman, Frush, Hecht, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, Krysiak, Lawton, Lee, Manno, Mizeur, Pena-Melnyk, and Rice
Domestic Violence - Spousal Privilege - Repeal


Repealing a provision authorizing the spouse of a person on trial for assault in which the spouse is a victim to refuse to testify as an adverse witness under specified circumstances; and repealing provisions relating to the record of the assertion of the spousal privilege.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Privileged Communications
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 9-106 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered