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April 21, 2004

Senate Bill 602: An Act Concerning Family Law - Children - De Facto Custody

Sponsor:
Senators Mooney, Brinkley, Hafer, Lawlah, and Munson

Summary:
Bill allows a relative of a child to receive custody without going through the Department of Social Services, when a court has declared the parents unfit. The Maryland Legislature adjourned before this bill could be considered, thus resulting in the death of the bill.

Status:

02/06/2004Introduced, referred to Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
03/10/2004Hearing in Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, 1:00 PM. Location: 2 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD
04/13/2004Bill was not acted upon before session adjourned.

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

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Bill History