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HB 789: Rights Of Grandparents And Great-Grandparents

GENERAL BILL by Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gibbons ; Harrell ; Stewart

Rights Of Grandparents And Great-Grandparents; 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: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/4/2014 House • Filed
2/14/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 67
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 67
3/10/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/12/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/12/2014 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 273
• Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee -HJ 273
5/2/2014 House • Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee