Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 158
       By Senator Fasano
       11-00248-12                                            2012158__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to grandparent visitation; amending s.
    3         752.01, F.S.; providing additional grounds for
    4         awarding a grandparent visitation with a grandchild;
    5         providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 752.01, Florida
   10  Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when
   12  petition shall be granted.—
   13         (1) The court shall, upon petition filed by a grandparent
   14  of a minor child, award reasonable rights of visitation to the
   15  grandparent with respect to the child if when it is in the best
   16  interest of the minor child and if:
   17         (a) The marriage of the parents of the child has been
   18  dissolved;
   19         (b) The parent of the child who is the son or daughter of
   20  the grandparent is deceased and the grandparent had a
   21  relationship with the child before the death of the parent;
   22         (c)(b) A parent of the child has deserted the child; or
   23         (d)(c) The minor child was born out of wedlock and not
   24  later determined to be a child born within wedlock as provided
   25  in s. 742.091.
   26         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.