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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

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  • 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

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  • HB 789, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/4/2014 at 8:56 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/12/2014 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 750 Rights of Grandparents and Great-grandparents Abruzzo Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)
    H 573 (e2) Health of Residents Ahern Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 3rd Reading Calendar

    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 12 (pdf)
    39.6231 Permanent placement with a fit and willing relative. Page 13 (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 14 (pdf)
    63.172 Effect of judgment of adoption. Page 15 (pdf)
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 7 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 7 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 16 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 12 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 12 (pdf)

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