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5B9B0DFF932D611087258996005E3174 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1026

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 19, 2023      
Location SCR 357



HB23-1026 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:08:51 AM  
Senator Fields, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1026 concerning allowing courts to appoint a legal representative to represent the child’s best interest in child custody cases or in cases that concern the allocation of parental responsibilities. The bill also requires courts to presume parental determinations regarding grandparent time are in the best interest of the child, but allows grandparents the opportunity to provide evidence to overcome this presumption. The bill also changes the term “visitation” to “family time.”
11:13:07 AM  
Senator Fields explained
amendment L.009 (Attachment A). Committee members asked Senator Fields
questions.


11:15:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment A).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:16:13 AM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


11:17:40 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1026, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Excused
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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