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CS/HB 19: Grandparent Visitation Rights

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Broxson ; Campbell ; Edwards ; Gaetz ; Stewart ; Tobia ; Williams

Grandparent Visitation Rights; Authorizes grandparent of minor child to petition court for visitation; requires preliminary hearing; provides for payment of attorney fees & costs by petitioner who fails to make prima facie showing of harm; provides for application of Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act; provides conditions under which court may terminate grandparent visitation order upon adoption of minor child by stepparent or close relative; provides for great-grandparent's right to notice of adoption.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/5/2012 House • Filed
1/11/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 21
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 21
3/14/2013 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/18/13, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/18/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 286
3/20/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 281
3/21/2013 House • Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee -HJ 305
5/3/2013 House • Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee