Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Protective orders; filing of petition by a minor.

Provides that a minor may petition for a protective order on his own behalf without the consent of a parent or guardian and without doing so by next friend.

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01/27/2020 House: Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20106426D-H1 Open
01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104198D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20106426D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 1077
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the House Committee for Courts of Justice
    on January 27, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Simon)
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 16.1-279.2, relating to protective orders; minors; filing of petition.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 16.1-279.2 as follows:

    16.1-279.2. Protective orders; minor may petition.

    Notwithstanding � 8.01-8 or any other provision of law, a minor may petition for a protective order pursuant to this title or Chapter 9.1 (� 19.2-152.7:1 et seq.) of Title 19.2 (i) without doing so by next friend and (ii) with or without the consent of a parent, legal guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis to the minor and who has care and control of the minor. If the court determines that the minor is mature enough and well-informed enough to participate in the court proceedings on his own behalf, the minor may do so.

    In any matter where a minor has petitioned for a protective order (a) without doing so by next friend and (b) without the consent of a parent, legal guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis to the minor and who has care and control of the minor, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Marcus B. Simon D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/27/2020 House House: Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20106426D-H1
    01/27/2020 House House: Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 14-N)
    01/24/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)
    01/23/2020 House House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104198D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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