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November 26, 2008

Senate Bill 27: An Act Regarding Grandparent Visitation

Authors:
Senator J. Esp

Summary:
This bill changes the statutory law of Montana to coincide with court decisions that a grandparent may have contact with a grandchild over the objection of the custodial parent only if the presumption in favor of the parent's wishes has been rebutted by the evidence. This bill should be supported.

Status:

11/22/2006Introduced
1/3/2007 First Reading
1/5/2007 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
1/10/2007 Passed as amended
1/11/2007 Second Reading
1/12/2007 Third Reading and transmitted to the House
2/26/2007 First Reading and referred to the Judiciary Committee
3/6/2007 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
4/18/2007 Second reading, House amendments concurred
4/19/2007 Third reading, passed as amended by House
4/20/2007 Enrolled, printed, signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, and sent to the Governor
4/23/2007 Returned to the Senate with the Governor’s proposed amendments
4/24/2007 Scheduled for second reading
4/25/2007 Scheduled for third reading, proposed amendments concurred, and transmitted to the House for consideration
4/26/2007 Second reading and proposed amendments concurred
4/30/2007 Returned to the Senate
5/16/2007 Signed by the Governor and chapter number assigned

HSLDA Position:
HSLDA supported this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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