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CS/CS/HB 149: Rights of Grandparents

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Broxson ; Campbell ; Gaetz ; Hill ; Metz ; Pritchett ; Rogers ; Rooney ; Spano ; Stevenson ; Van Zant

Rights of Grandparents; Authorizes grandparent of minor child to petition court for visitation; provides for application of Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act; provides conditions under which court may terminate grandparent visitation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 6/15/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-134
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/29/2014 House • Filed
    1/8/2015 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 17
    1/28/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/04/15, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
    2/4/2015 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 132
    • Now in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee -HJ 132
    3/2/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 03/04/15, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
    3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 17
    3/4/2015 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 195
    3/6/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
    3/9/2015 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 190
    • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 188
    3/17/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/19/15, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
    3/19/2015 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 285
    3/20/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 284
    • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 280
    3/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/26/15
    3/26/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 313
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/27/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 337
    • CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 0 -HJ 338
    4/1/2015 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy -SJ 323
    • Received -SJ 323
    4/24/2015 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy -SJ 612
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 612
    • Substituted for CS/SB 368 -SJ 612
    • Read 2nd time -SJ 612
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    4/27/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 680
    • CS passed; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 680
    4/27/2015 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 864
    6/1/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/11/2015 • Approved by Governor
    6/15/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-134

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  • CS/CS/HB 149, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/27/2015 at 6:02 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 368 (c1) Rights of Grandparents Abruzzo Similar Last Action: 4/24/2015 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612
    Location: Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    752.001 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 2 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 3 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 8 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 8 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 8 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 149, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 3/20/2015 at 12:17 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 368 (c1) Rights of Grandparents Abruzzo Similar Last Action: 4/24/2015 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612
    Location: Laid on Table

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/27/2015 10:37 AM House 112 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/27/2015 4:11 PM Senate 37 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    752.001 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 2 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 3 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 8 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 8 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 8 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 149, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/6/2015 at 1:58 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/20/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 368 Rights of Grandparents Abruzzo Compare Last Action: 4/24/2015 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    804145 - Amendment
    Remove lines 31-52 and insert:
    Rouson 3/18/2015
    5:14 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/19/2015
    PDF
    479055 - Amendment
    Remove lines 73-74 and insert:
    Rouson 3/18/2015
    5:14 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/19/2015
    PDF
    275769 - Amendment
    Remove line 97 and insert:
    Rouson 3/18/2015
    5:15 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/19/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 2 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 2 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 7 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 7 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 7 (pdf)

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  • HB 149, Original Filed Version Posted 12/29/2014 at 9:25 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 6/17/2015 (pdf)
    Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/6/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 368 Rights of Grandparents Abruzzo Similar Last Action: 4/24/2015 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    217015 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Rouson 3/3/2015
    6:37 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/4/2015
    PDF

    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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