2010 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 415/07 - JUD Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 823
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hecht, Bobo, Dumais, Eckardt, Frick, Gaines, Glenn, Gutierrez, Haddaway, Healey, Howard, Krebs, Kullen, Lee, Montgomery, and Robinson
Family Law - Protective Orders - Burden of Proof


Changing the standard of proof, from clear and convincing evidence to a preponderance of the evidence, by which a judge in a protective order hearing must find that abuse has occurred before the judge may grant a final protective order.

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
Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

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

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 4-506 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :