Civil actions; determination of indigency, no-fault divorce. (SB1542)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil actions; determination of indigency. Provides that, in the case of a no-fault divorce proceeding, a person who is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent shall not be subject to fees and 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


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100908D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1542)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105303D-S1
01/22/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read second time
01/23/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105303D-S1
01/23/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1542S1
01/24/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1542S1)
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106445D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106445D-H1
02/11/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1542H1
02/11/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1542H1)
02/13/2019Passed by temporarily
02/13/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Title replaced 19106445D-S1
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1542ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1542ER)
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1944.