Civil actions; determination of indigency. (HB1944)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil actions; no-fault divorce; fees and costs. Provides that, in the case of a no-fault divorce proceeding, there is a presumption that a party to the case who is the recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent is unable to pay the fees or costs. The bill further provides that, in such no-fault divorce proceeding, such person shall certify to the receipt of such benefits under oath. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101359D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1944)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105765D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105765D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1944H1
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1944H1)
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106545D-S1
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1944S1)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106545D-S1
02/11/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1944S1
02/11/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106545D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1944ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1944ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/14/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 411 (effective 7/1/19)
03/14/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1542.