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HB 789 (2014) -  Rights Of Grandparents And Great-Grandparents

by Rouson (CO-SPONSORS) Gibbons; Harrell; Stewart
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: July 1, 2014
Last Event: Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee on Friday, May 2, 2014 10:39 PM

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Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 3/12/2014 4:27:36 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 3/10/2014 5:50:30 PM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee Time: 05/02/2014 - 10:39 PM Member: Committee: Healthy Families Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee Time: 03/12/2014 - 4:28 PM Member: Committee: Healthy Families Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 03/12/2014 - 4:28 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 03/12/2014 - 11:43 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Civil Justice Subcommittee agenda Time: 03/10/2014 - 3:58 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/04/2014 - 11:50 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 02/14/2014 - 11:59 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 02/14/2014 - 11:59 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Healthy Families Subcommittee Time: 02/14/2014 - 11:59 AM Member: Committee: Healthy Families Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 02/14/2014 - 11:59 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 02/04/2014 - 8:56 AM Member: Rouson Committee: Version: __