|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
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.
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.
|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|