Washington Law Review


Roberta Kaiser


A subcommittee of the state bar's Legislative Committee was appointed to study all sections of our divorce law, with a view to recommending changes to the state legislature if such study should show that amendments were desirable. The results of that study have been twice reported in this journal. The committee's work resulted in a number of specific recommendations, and later a bill was drafted and submitted to the 1949 legislature, where it was passed without substantial amendment. Approved by the Governor March I9, it will become effective June 9, 1949. Chapter 215, Laws of 1949, is a complete recodification, with amendments, of the statutes relating to divorce or annulment of marriage. Section i provides that the act may be cited as the Divorce Bill of 1949.

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