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HB 2650 - Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period - Arizona Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (27-28) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a party in a divorce case to request an extension of the period in which neither spouse shall file any action for annulment and dissolution of marriage or legal separation for up to 120 days.

  • Requires the court to grant the extension of such period, unless the other party has established "good cause" for proceeding without delay (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the extension of such period to include a plan for reconciliation or a counseling schedule (Sec. 2).
  • Expands the minimum standards for the divorce educational programs established by the Supreme Court to include instruction related to the following beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 1):
    • The emotional, psychological, financial, physical and other short-term effects of divorce on adults and children;
    • Alternatives to divorce;
    • Resources to improve or strengthen marriage;
    • The legal process of divorce and options available for meditation; and
    • Resources available after divorce.


Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (23-33) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing Extension of Divorce Waiting Period


  • Ray Barnes (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy K. Barto (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. Gowan Sr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Kirk Adams (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sylvia Tenney Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Antenori (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Boone (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Burges (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Rich' Crandall (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Crump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doris Goodale (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda J. Gray (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack W. Harper (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Kavanagh (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Lesko (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John McComish (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Melvin (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Montenegro (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Murphy (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Warde V. Nichols (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell K. Pearce (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Seel (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David W. Stevens (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thayer Verschoor (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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