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December 14, 2006

House Bill 148: Establishing When a Person May Stand in the Place of a Parent

Author:
Representative LaVar Christensen.

Summary:
The most important change made by this bill is that it would forbid courts from granting in loco parentis (in the place of the parent) status contrary to the expressed desires of a parent of a minor child.

Status:

01/24/2006Numbered
01/25/2006House/ Read 1st Time (Introduced)
02/01/2006 House/ To Standing House Judiciary Committee
02/20/2006 House/ Passed
02/20/2006 Senate/ Introduced
03/01/2006 Senate/ Passed
03/21/2006 Governor Vetoed

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Support. This bill arose out of a controversy in which a court granted in loco parentis status to the former lesbian lover of the child's natural mother against the wishes of the mother. The provisions of this bill would protect the rights of parents against overreaching courts.

 Other Resources

Feb.-10-2006—Utah—Calls Needed to Support Parental Rights

Feb.-21-2006—Utah—More Calls Needed To Protect Parental Rights

Mar.-1-2006—Utah—More Calls Needed To Protect Parental Rights

Mar.-3-2006—Utah—Victory on House Bill 148!

Mar.-9-2006—Utah—One More Step: Calls Needed for Parental Rights Bill

Bill Text

Bill History

Governor’s Comments ( requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)