2007 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1099/00 - JUD Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 324
Sponsored By:
Senators Gladden, Britt, Brochin, Frosh, Garagiola, Jacobs, and Forehand
Divorce and Annulment - Removal of Barriers to Remarriage


Requiring a party who files or does not contest a complaint or countercomplaint for an absolute divorce or annulment to file, under specified circumstances, an affidavit stating that the affiant has taken all steps solely within the affiant's control to remove all barriers to remarriage by the other party to the marriage; prohibiting a court, under specified circumstances, from entering a decree for an absolute divorce or annulment until a specified affidavit is filed or if the court makes a specified determination; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted (35-10)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Failed (22-22)
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Jim Brochin, District 42
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Annulment -see also- Divorce
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Religion -see also- Churches

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 7-104.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 388673/01     Offered on: March 14, 2007   at: 10:37 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 14, 2007: Favorable with Amendments Adopted (35-10)
March 16, 2007: Third Reading Failed (22-22)