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September 5, 2007

House Bill 444: Parent’s Right to a Due Process Hearing

Sponsors:
Representatives Stephen T. Pelkey and Claudia A. Chase and Senator Peter E. Bragdon

Summary:
House Bill 444 provides that a parent who has not been charged with abuse or neglect be given a due process hearing relative to obtaining custody of his or her child.

Status:

1/4/2007(House) Introduced and referred to Children and Family Law Committee
2/20/2007(House) Public Hearing, Legislative Office Building 206, 11:15 a.m.
3/20/2007(House) Executive Session, Legislative Office Building 206, 11:00 a.m.
3/20/2007(House) Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment for March 27, Vote 17-0
3/20/2007(House) Proposed Committee Amendment
3/27/2007(House) Amendment Adopted, Voice Vote
3/27/2007(House) Ought to Pass Amended, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote
4/12/2007(Senate) Introduced and Referred to Judiciary Committee
5/8/2007(Senate) Hearing, Room 103, State House, 3 p.m.
5/29/2007(Senate) Committee Report: Ought to Pass
5/31/2007(Senate) Passed by Third Reading Resolution
6/7/2007(House) Enrolled
6/7/2007(Senate) Enrolled
6/18/2007Signed by the Governor, Effective Date Jan 1st, 2008

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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