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August 22, 2005
Arizona

Senate Bill 1301: Emancipation of Minors

Sponsor:
Senators - Huppenthal, Brotherton, Anderson, Downing, Hershberger, Lopes, Cannell, Giffords, Martin, Mitchell, Soltero, Verschoor and Lujan.

Summary:
This bill is dead as the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on May 13, 2005.

Senate Bill 1301 would have enabled a minor who is 16-years-old or older to petition the court to be emancipated. The minor would have had to prove with clear and convincing proof that either: 1) The minor has been living on the minor's own for at least three consecutive months, 2) the home of the minor's parent or legal guardian is not a healthy or safe environment, or 3) the minor's parent or legal guardian has given written consent to the emancipation. Under this bill, if the minor's parent or legal guardian objected to the petition for emancipation and the minor's parent or legal guardian was not guilty of abuse or neglect, or had not abandoned the minor, the court could stay the proceeding and refer the parties to mediation.

Status:

01/26/05Introduced
01/27/05Read the second time
01/27/05Assigned to Committees on Family Services, Judiciary, and Rules
02/14/2005Amended by Judiciary and Rules
03/02/2005Passed Senate
03/02/2005Transmitted to House
03/08/2005Assigned to Committees on Family Services, Judiciary, and Rules

Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on May 13, 2005.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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