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SB 750: Rights of Grandparents and Great-grandparents


Rights of Grandparents and Great-grandparents; Revising the definition of the term “next of kin” to include great-grandparents for purposes of various proceedings relating to children; providing great-grandparents the same visitation rights as grandparents; providing for a great-grandparent’s right to notice of adoption; repealing provisions relating to actions by a grandparent for visitation rights; providing for application of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act; encouraging the consolidation of certain concurrent actions; repealing provisions relating to the effect of adoption of a child by a stepparent on grandparent visitation rights, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/27/2014 Senate • Filed
    2/6/2014 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 61
    3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 61
    3/13/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/18/14, 8:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
    3/18/2014 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 304
    3/19/2014 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 304
    5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 750, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/27/2014 at 10:16 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/14/2014 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/18/2014 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 789 Rights Of Grandparents And Great-Grandparents Rouson Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (HFS)
    H 573 (e2) Health of Residents Ahern Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 3rd Reading Calendar

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/18/2014 8:00 AM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (13)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.01 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    39.509 Grandparents rights. Page 2 (pdf)
    39.6221 Permanent guardianship of a dependent child. Page 11 (pdf)
    39.6231 Permanent placement with a fit and willing relative. Page 12 (pdf)
    39.801 Procedures and jurisdiction; notice; service of process. Page 5 (pdf)
    63.0425 Grandparent’s right to notice. Page 6 (pdf)
    63.087 Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; general provisions. Page 13 (pdf)
    63.172 Effect of judgment of adoption. Page 14 (pdf)
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 6 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 6 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 14 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 11 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 11 (pdf)

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