2009 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Barnes, Dumais, Frush, Hecht, and Ross
Domestic Violence - Temporary Protective Order Hearing - Substitution of Final Protective Order Hearing


Changing the parties that may expressly consent to waive a temporary protective order hearing and proceed to the final protective order hearing; and altering provisions relating to a judge's authority to proceed with a final protective order hearing in a specified situation by adding the requirement that there be a finding by the court that a final protective order hearing would serve the interests of justice.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Protection Orders

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 4-505 , 4-505 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Not available at this time
Amendments: None offered