|HB 0408||Revises Procedures For Maintaining Public Buildings|
|Sponsor:||DOUGHERTY||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||03/13/95 - Reported Do Pass H Children, Youth & Families Comm.|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
HB0408 Dougherty, Patrick
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HB 408 -- Grandparent Visitation
Current law allows courts to grant visitation of a child to a grandparent in several situations, including when a grandparent has been unreasonably denied visitation for at least 90 days. Visitation is not granted in any situation unless the court finds visitation to be in the child's best interest. The bill:
(1) Prohibits the court from granting visitation of a child to a grandparent who has been unreasonably denied visitation for at least 90 days, if the parents of the child are legally married and living with the child;.
(2) Requires grandparents who are seeking visitation of a child whose parents are legally married and living with the child to rebut a presumption that the parents know what is in the best interests of the child; and
(3) Allows courts to grant visitation of a child to a grandparent, if the child has resided with the grandparent for 6 months or more in a 2 year period and the court finds that visitation is in the best interests of the child.