View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3231 The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3231 (COUNCIL\AHB\3231C001.BH.AHB19):

Reference is to Introduced Version.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/      SECTION      1.      Section 20-3-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 20-3-10.      No divorce from the bonds of matrimony shall be granted except upon one or more of the following grounds, to wit:
     (1)      adultery;
     (2)      desertion for a period of one year;
     (3)      physical cruelty; provided, that this ground shall be construed to include willful or other abhorrent conduct or treatment which destroys or tends to destroy the mental and physical wellbeing, happiness, and welfare of the other and renders continued cohabitation unsafe or intolerable;
     (4)      habitual drunkenness; provided, that this ground shall be construed to include habitual drunkenness caused by the use of any narcotic drug or illegal or illicit drugs; or
     (5)      on the application of either party if and when the husband and wife have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year. A plea of res judicata or of recrimination with respect to any other provision of this section shall not be a bar to either party obtaining a divorce on this ground."      /
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