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CS/CS/SB 1796: Dissolution of Marriage

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Gruters ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez ; Hooper ; Diaz

Dissolution of Marriage; Requiring the court to make certain written findings in its awards of alimony; removing the court’s ability to consider adultery of either spouse in determining the amount of an alimony award; revising factors that the court must consider in determining the proper type and amount of alimony; revising a provision authorizing the modification of rehabilitative alimony upon completion of the rehabilitative plan to include a certain condition; requiring the court to consider specified factors when determining an alimony award involving the existence of a supportive relationship between the obligee and another person, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 6/24/2022 - Vetoed by Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/7/2022 Senate • Filed
    1/12/2022 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 154
    1/18/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 153
    1/19/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/24/22, 3:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    1/24/2022 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 218
    1/26/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Appropriations
    • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 224
    2/23/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/28/22, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
    2/28/2022 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Appropriations (144186); YEAS 11 NAYS 8 -SJ 484
    3/1/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Amendments)
    • Now in Rules
    • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/01/22, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -SJ 521
    3/2/2022 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/22 -SJ 591
    • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 528
    3/3/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 583
    • Amendment(s) adopted (178604, 221028, 536442, 674252) -SJ 585
    • Amendment(s) failed (303346) -SJ 585
    • Ordered engrossed
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/4/2022 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 687
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 21 NAYS 16 -SJ 688
    3/4/2022 House • In Messages
    3/7/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/8/2022)
    • 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
    3/8/2022 House • Read 2nd time
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    3/9/2022 House • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed; YEAS 74, NAYS 42
    3/9/2022 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 761
    6/17/2022 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/24/2022 • Vetoed by Governor

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  • CS/CS/SB 1796, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/9/2022 at 12:59 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1395 (c2) Dissolution of Marriage Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/8/2022 H Laid on Table
    H 1155 Time-Sharing of a Minor Child Borrero Compare Last Action: 1/4/2022 H Withdrawn prior to introduction

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 6 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 24 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 30 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 1796, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/3/2022 at 8:41 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1395 (c2) Dissolution of Marriage Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/8/2022 H Laid on Table

    Floor Votes (4)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/4/2022 8:22 PM Senate 21 Yeas - 16 Nays
    3/8/2022 2:33 PM House 101 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/9/2022 11:31 AM House 107 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/9/2022 12:35 PM House 74 Yeas - 42 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 6 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 24 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 30 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 1796, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 3/2/2022 at 9:22 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/2/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1395 (c2) Dissolution of Marriage Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/8/2022 H Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (6)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    466290 - Amendment
    Delete lines 252 - 260 and insert:
    Gruters 3/2/2022
    1:48 PM
    Senate: Replaced by Substitute Amendment
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 536442 - Substitute Amendment (466290)
    Delete lines 252 - 485 and insert:
    Gruters 3/2/2022
    3:45 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    303346 - Amendment
    Delete lines 493 - 579.
    Berman 3/3/2022
    10:49 AM
    Senate: Failed
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    178604 - Amendment
    Delete line 592 and insert:
    Gruters 3/2/2022
    1:50 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    674252 - Amendment
    Between lines 806 and 807 insert:
    Gruters 3/2/2022
    1:49 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    221028 - Amendment
    Delete lines 817 - 833 and insert:
    Gruters 3/2/2022
    1:48 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/3/2022
    Web Page
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 6 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 24 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 30 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 1796, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/26/2022 at 8:50 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 2/25/2022 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 2/28/2022 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 3/1/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1395 (c2) Dissolution of Marriage Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/8/2022 H Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    797882 - Amendment
    Delete lines 316 - 625 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gruters)
    2/25/2022
    11:52 AM
    Replaced by Substitute Amendment
    2/28/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 836940 - Amendment to Amendment (797882)
    Delete lines 32 - 36 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gruters)
    2/28/2022
    8:18 AM
    Out of Order
    2/28/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 144186 - Substitute Amendment (797882)
    Delete lines 316 - 625 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Gruters)
    2/28/2022
    10:50 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Favorable
    2/28/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 855360 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (144186)
    Delete lines 171 - 174 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Pizzo)
    2/28/2022
    1:27 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Unfavorable
    2/28/2022
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    2/28/2022 10:30 AM Appropriations 11 Yeas - 8 Nays
    3/1/2022 1:30 PM Rules 10 Yeas - 5 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 6 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 17 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 23 (pdf)

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  • SB 1796, Original Filed Version Posted 1/7/2022 at 3:25 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 1/21/2022 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 1/26/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1395 Dissolution of Marriage Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/8/2022 H Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    706994 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Judiciary
    (Gruters)
    1/23/2022
    4:59 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/24/2022
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/24/2022 3:00 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 3 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.046 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 6 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 19 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 25 (pdf)

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