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June 1, 2009

House Bill 2084: Access to a Child by a Grandparent

Author:
Rep. Phil King

Summary:
The bill modifies the grandparent visitation law in favor of parental rights. The bill would prohibit a grandparent from suing a parent for access to the grandchild unless the grandparent provides proof that the child’s physical health will be endangered, and the child’s emotional well-being and development will be impaired if access is not granted.

Status:

3/2/2009(House) Filed
3/9/2009(House) Read first time and referred to Human Services
4/9/2009(House) Heard in public hearing; testimony taken; left pending in committee
4/24/2009(House) Reported favorably without amendments
4/28/2009(House) Committee report filed with Committee Coordinator. Committee report printed and distributed
4/29/2009(House) Committee report sent to calendars
5/1/2009(House) Corrected committee report sent to calendars

Bill died when legislature adjourned June 1, 2009.

Hearings:
Public hearing scheduled for 4-9-09

HSLDA’s Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
No Action requested at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—3/30/2009—Texas: Calls Needed to Support the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act

E-lert—4/1/2009—Texas: No More Calls Needed for House Bills 188 and 2084

Bill Text

Bill History