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SB 651 - An Act to Amend Sections 297 and 2320 Of, and to Add Sections 297.1 and 298.7 To, the Family Code, Relating to Family Law.

Family law: domestic partnerships. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides that 2 unmarried, unrelated adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring may establish a domestic partnership by filing a declaration with the Secretary of State if certain requirements are met, including that both persons have a common residence and that both persons are at least 18 years of age. Existing… More
Existing law provides that 2 unmarried, unrelated adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring may establish a domestic partnership by filing a declaration with the Secretary of State if certain requirements are met, including that both persons have a common residence and that both persons are at least 18 years of age. Existing law authorizes 2 unmarried persons, not minors, who have been living together as husband and wife to obtain a confidential marriage license, as specified.

This bill would eliminate the requirement that domestic partners have a common residence. This bill would also permit a person who is under 18 years of age who otherwise meets the requirements for establishing a domestic partnership to do so upon obtaining a court order that provides that authority to the underage person. The bill would also provide for the consent of the underage person’s parent or guardian, except as specified, and would require that the court order and the written consent be filed with the court clerk and submitted to the Secretary of State with a Declaration of Domestic Partnership. The bill would also require the Secretary of State to establish a process by which 2 persons could enter into a confidential domestic partnership and maintain each confidential Declaration of Domestic Partnership, as specified, and permit the Secretary of State to charge a reasonable fee in this regard.

Existing law prohibits a judgment of dissolution of marriage from being entered unless one of the parties to the marriage has been a resident of this state for 6 months and of the county in which the proceeding is filed for 3 months before the filing of the petition.

This bill would authorize a judgment for dissolution, nullity, or legal separation of a marriage between persons of the same sex to be entered if the marriage was entered in California and neither party to the marriage resides in a jurisdiction that will dissolve the marriage. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 9, 2011.

voted YES: 25 voted NO: 15
0 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 297 and 2320 Of, and to Add Sections 297.1 and 298.7 To, the Family Code, Relating to Family Law.

SB 651 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides that 2 unmarried, unrelated adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring may establish a domestic partnership by filing a declaration with the Secretary of State if certain requirements are met, including that both persons have a common residence and that both persons are at least 18 years of age. Existing law authorizes 2 unmarried persons, not minors, who have been living together as husband and wife to obtain a confidential marriage license, as specified.

This bill would eliminate the requirement that domestic partners have a common residence. This bill would also permit a person who is under 18 years of age who otherwise meets the requirements for establishing a domestic partnership to do so upon obtaining a court order that provides that authority to the underage person. The bill would also provide for the consent of the underage person’s parent or guardian, except as specified, and would require that the court order and the written consent be filed with the court clerk and submitted to the Secretary of State with a Declaration of Domestic Partnership. The bill would also… More
Existing law provides that 2 unmarried, unrelated adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring may establish a domestic partnership by filing a declaration with the Secretary of State if certain requirements are met, including that both persons have a common residence and that both persons are at least 18 years of age. Existing law authorizes 2 unmarried persons, not minors, who have been living together as husband and wife to obtain a confidential marriage license, as specified.

This bill would eliminate the requirement that domestic partners have a common residence. This bill would also permit a person who is under 18 years of age who otherwise meets the requirements for establishing a domestic partnership to do so upon obtaining a court order that provides that authority to the underage person. The bill would also provide for the consent of the underage person’s parent or guardian, except as specified, and would require that the court order and the written consent be filed with the court clerk and submitted to the Secretary of State with a Declaration of Domestic Partnership. The bill would also require the Secretary of State to establish a process by which 2 persons could enter into a confidential domestic partnership and maintain each confidential Declaration of Domestic Partnership, as specified, and permit the Secretary of State to charge a reasonable fee in this regard.

Existing law prohibits a judgment of dissolution of marriage from being entered unless one of the parties to the marriage has been a resident of this state for 6 months and of the county in which the proceeding is filed for 3 months before the filing of the petition.

This bill would authorize a judgment for dissolution, nullity, or legal separation of a marriage between persons of the same sex to be entered if the marriage was entered in California and neither party to the marriage resides in a jurisdiction that will dissolve the marriage. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 297 and 2320 Of, and to Add Sections 297.1 and 298.7 To, the Family Code, Relating to Family Law.
Author(s)
Mark Leno
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Family law: domestic partnerships
Major Actions
Introduced2/18/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary5/03/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/16/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/26/2011
Passed Senate6/01/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary6/28/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/25/2011
Passed Assembly9/02/2011
Passed Assembly9/08/2011
Passed Senate9/09/2011
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/16/2011
Became law (chaptered).10/09/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.5/03/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/16/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/26/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
6 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB651 Leno6/01/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
24 voted YES 15 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/28/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
6 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/25/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 651 Leno Senate Third Reading By SWANSON Amend By SWANSON Set #19/02/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
49 voted YES 26 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 651 Leno Senate Third Reading By SWANSON9/08/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
52 voted YES 26 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB651 Leno9/09/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
25 voted YES 15 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/18/2011
2/18/2011Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/20/2011From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
3/03/2011Referred to Com. on RLS.
3/31/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
4/07/2011Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
4/21/2011Set for hearing May 3.
4/25/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote5/03/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
5/04/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 860.) (May 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/06/2011Set for hearing May 16.
select this voteVote5/16/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
5/16/2011Placed on APPR. suspense file.
5/20/2011Set for hearing May 26.
select this voteVote5/26/2011Do pass.
5/26/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 2. Page 1120.) (May 26).
5/27/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
6/01/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 24. Noes 15. Page 1232.) Ordered to the Assembly.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/01/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB651 Leno
6/02/2011In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
6/09/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
6/21/2011Hearing postponed by committee.
6/22/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
6/28/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote6/28/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/13/2011Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/25/2011Do pass.
8/26/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (August 25). Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
9/02/2011Read third time and amended. (Ayes 49. Noes 26. Page 2826.) Ordered to third reading.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/02/2011SB 651 Leno Senate Third Reading By SWANSON Amend By SWANSON Set #1
9/08/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 52. Noes 26. Page 3038.) Ordered to the Senate.
9/08/2011In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/08/2011SB 651 Leno Senate Third Reading By SWANSON
9/09/2011Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 25. Noes 15. Page 2473.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/09/2011Unfinished Business SB651 Leno
9/16/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
10/09/2011Approved by the Governor.
10/09/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 721, Statutes of 2011.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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$24,600
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An Act to Amend Sections 297 and 2320 Of, and to Add Sections 297.1 and 298.7 To, the Family Code, Relating to Family Law.: Unfinished Business SB651 Leno

3 organizations supported this bill

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
DiFranza, Barbara (2011, May 9). 2011 legislation-a brief update. Retrieved May 19, 2011, from ACFLS.
California National Organization for Women
California National Organization for Women (2011, March 21). 2011 Legislation. Retrieved March 30, 2011, from CANOW.
Equality California
Equality California (2011, February 18). New Bill Seeks to Close Gap Between Marriage and Domestic Partnership. Retrieved February 24, 2011, from Equality California.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$0$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$0$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$0$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$0$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$0$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$0$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$6,400$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$0$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$0$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$0$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$4,900$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$13,300$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$0$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$0$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$0$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$0$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$0$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$0$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
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Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$0$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$0$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$0$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$0$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$0$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$0$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$6,400$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$0$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$0$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$0$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$4,900$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$13,300$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$0$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$0$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$0$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$0$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$0$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$0$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$24,600
Lawyers & lobbyists$0
Gay & lesbian rights and issues$0

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