2012 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 438

File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 241
Sponsored By:
The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Bobo, Bromwell, Busch, Cardin, Carr, Clagett, Clippinger, Cullison, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Haynes, Hixson, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lee, Luedtke, McHale, McIntosh, A. Miller, Mitchell, Mizeur, Murphy, Niemann, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Simmons, Stein, Summers, Tarrant, F. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, Washington, and Zucker
Entitled:
Civil Marriage Protection Act

Synopsis:

Altering a provision of law to establish that only a marriage between two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying is valid in the State; prohibiting an official of a religious order or body authorized to perform a marriage ceremony from being required to solemnize or officiate at a marriage or religious rite of a marriage in violation of the constitutional right to free exercise of religion; making the Act contingent on the resolution of litigation under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. For explanation of terms click here.
House Action
2/1
First Reading Judiciary & Health and Government Operations
2/3
Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
2/15
Favorable Report by Judiciary
Favorable Report Adopted

Floor Amendment (Delegate Pendergrass) {953428/1
Laid Over (Delegate Pendergrass) Adopted
2/16
Special Order until p.m. session (Delegate Pendergrass) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Pendergrass) {953428/1 Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Delegate Kach) {773422/1 Adopted
Special Order until 2/17 (Delegate Dumais) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Serafini) {373526/1 Rejected (54-81)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Braveboy) {593928/2
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Ivey) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Delegate Braveboy) Rejected (63-71)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Alston) {863328/1
Motion Special Order until 2/20 (Delegate O'Donnell)
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Barnes) Adopted
Motion Special Order until 2/20 (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (55-79)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Alston) Adopted (81-52)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Parrott) {263629/1 Rejected (48-73)
Floor Amendment (Delegate Dwyer) {833726/1 Rejected (45-78)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/17
Third Reading Passed (72-67)
2/24
Returned Passed
Senate Action
2/20
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
2/22
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {843727/1
Laid Over (Senator Reilly) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {843727/1 Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Senator Muse) {413721/1 Rejected (17-30)
Floor Amendment (Senator Muse) {603825/1 Rejected (17-30)
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {223927/1 Rejected (16-29)
Floor Amendment (Senator Reilly) {473722/1 Rejected (15-31)
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {203026/2 Rejected (17-30)
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {623527/1 Rejected (11-34)
Second Reading Passed
2/23
Floor Amendment (Senator Simonaire) {473824/1 Withdrawn
Floor Amendment (Senator DeGrange) {133629/1 Rejected (17-30)
Third Reading Passed (25-22)
Action after passage in House and Senate
3/1
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 2

Sponsored by:

Speaker, The
Administration
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Michael E. Busch, District 30
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Shane Robinson, District 39
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Craig J. Zucker, District 14

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Marriage
Nonprofit Organizations
Religion -see also- Churches
Sexual Orientation

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 2-201 , 2-202 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
House
Number: 263629/01     Offered on: February 17, 2012   at: 2:20 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 373526/01     Offered on: February 17, 2012   at: 1:05 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 593928/02     Offered on: February 17, 2012   at: 1:17 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 773422/01     Offered on: February 16, 2012   at: 6:22 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 833726/01     Offered on: February 17, 2012   at: 2:24 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 863328/01     Offered on: February 17, 2012   at: 1:46 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 953428/01     Offered on: February 16, 2012   at: 6:22 p.m.     Status: Withdrawn
Senate
Number: 133629/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 4:26 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 203026/02     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 11:02 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 223927/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 10:49 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 413721/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 10:32 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 473722/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 10:54 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 473824/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 4:18 p.m.     Status: Withdrawn
Number: 603825/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 10:40 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 623527/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 11:24 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 843727/01     Offered on: February 23, 2012   at: 10:23 a.m.     Status: Withdrawn
Committee Votes :
House
Health and Government Operations
Judiciary
Senate
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
House
February 16, 2012: Floor Amendment (Serafini) {373526/1 Rejected (54-81)
February 16, 2012: Floor Amendment (Braveboy) Rejected (63-71)
February 16, 2012: Motion Special Order until 2/20 (ODonnell) Rejected (55-79)
February 16, 2012: Floor Amendment (Alston) Adopted (81-52)
February 16, 2012: Floor Amendment (Parrott) {263629/1 Rejected (48-73)
February 16, 2012: Floor Amendment (Dwyer) {833726/1 Rejected (45-78)
February 17, 2012: Third Reading Passed (72-67)
Senate
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Muse) {413721/1 Rejected (17-30)
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Muse) {603825/1 Rejected (17-30)
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Reilly) {223927/1 Rejected (16-29)
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Reilly) {473722/1 Rejected (15-31)
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Simonaire) {203026/2 Rejected (17-30)
February 22, 2012: Floor Amendment (Simonaire) {623527/1 Rejected (11-34)
February 23, 2012: Floor Amendment (DeGrange) {133629/1 Rejected (17-30)
February 23, 2012: Third Reading Passed (25-22)