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February 24, 2005

House Bill 1049: Authorizes Grandparent Visitation Without Parental Consent

Author:
Representative Torr

Summary:
House Bill 1049 gives a court virtually unfettered discretion to force grandparent visitation, even to an intact 2-parent household, and even if the parents have never been found to be unfit. This violates the parent's right to direct the upbringing of a child, which may include keeping certain grandparents away from a child for very good reasons. Absent a finding of unfitness, parents have the right to determine with whom and when their children have associations.

Status:

01/04/2005Authored by Representative Torr
01/04/2005First reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children and Human A
02/24/2005Died in Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

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