House Bill 674: Allows a Minor to Petition Court Without Consent of Parent

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House Bill 674: Allows a Minor to Petition Court Without Consent of Parent
Sponsors:
Delegate Surovell
Summary:

This bill would allow minors to petition courts without the consent of their parents, and participate in court proceedings on their own behalf. Courts would have to appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor in this situation. This would result in minors being authorized to sue their parents, and parents could be required to pay the costs of a guardian ad litem for the minor even if the petition is later dismissed.

HSLDA's Position:
Action Requested:
Status:

01/11/2012     (House)     Introduced, referred to Courts and Justice Committee
01/16/2012     (House)     Assigned to Courts and Justice Criminal Subcommittee
02/14/2012     (House)     Passed by indefinitely; left in Courts and Justice

This bill was not continued to next year, and is now dead.

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