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2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 25
Divorce; change time limit; effect on children; require education classes
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to divorce, so as to require certain divorcing parents to participate in education classes that focus on the effect of divorce and separation on children; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for the types of persons who can provide the education; to provide for exceptions to the education classes; to change the time limit for granting a divorce on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken; to provide for different time frames for granting divorce based on certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/20/2006 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/20/2006 - House Third Readers
Jan/13/2006 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/31/2005 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/29/2005 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/10/2005 - House Second Readers
Mar/04/2005 - House First Readers
Mar/03/2005 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/03/2005 - Senate Third Read
Feb/23/2005 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/22/2005 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/12/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/11/2005 - Senate Hopper
3/29/05 Favorably Reported in House; 3/31/05 Recommitted; 3/20/06 Withdrawn and Recommitted to Rules Committee
Mar/20/2006 - House Vote #926Yea(81)Nay(85)NV(5)
Mar/20/2006 - House Vote #925Yea(85)Nay(78)NV(8)
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