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House Bill 1138: An Act Regarding the Rights of Grandparents
Representatives Waters, Bishop, Kirkland, Myers, Belfanti, Cappelli, Curry, Donatucci, Freeman, George, Gibbons, Hennessey, Hess, Hutchinson, Parker, Payne, Petrarca, Phillips, Rapp, Sabatina, Schroder, Shimkus, Siptroth, Solobay, Sonney, Thomas, and Youngblood
This bill authorizes a court to order grandparent partial custody or visitation of a child whose parents were never married if the court determines that it’s in the child’s best interest. We believe such a law would be unconstitutional and contrary to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Troxel v. Granville in 2000. In that case, the court said that such a law “unconstitutionally interferes with the fundamental right of parents to rear their children.”
|4/23/2007||Introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee|
|11/30/2008||Legislation died when the House adjourned|
HSLDA opposes this legislation.
None at this time.
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