2011 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 814
Sponsored By:
Delegates Kramer, Barkley, Reznik, Simmons, Valderrama, and Wilson
Family Law - Divorce - Ownership of a Pet


Authorizing a court that grants an annulment or a limited or absolute divorce to grant a decree regarding ownership of a pet under specified circumstances; prohibiting the court from ordering either party to make any payment for maintenance or other expenses of the pet to the other party under specified circumstances; and defining the term "pet".

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 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Annulment -see also- Divorce
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 8-202 , 8-202.1 )


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 :