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CS/SB 368: Rights of Grandparents

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Abruzzo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Smith ; Gibson

Rights of Grandparents; Repealing specified provisions relating to actions by a grandparent for visitation rights; authorizing the grandparent of a minor child to petition a court for visitation under certain circumstances; providing conditions under which a court may terminate a grandparent visitation order upon adoption of a minor child by a stepparent or close relative, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/24/2015 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Fiscal Policy (FP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/16/2015 Senate • Filed
    1/23/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy -SJ 56
    3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 56
    3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/10/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    3/10/2015 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 190
    3/11/2015 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 190
    3/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/26/15, 9:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
    3/26/2015 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 258
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 258
    4/3/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 04/08/15, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
    4/8/2015 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 378
    4/10/2015 Senate • Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 378
    • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 04/15/15, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    4/15/2015 Senate • CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 425
    4/17/2015 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    4/20/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 425
    4/21/2015 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/15
    • CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time -SJ 428
    4/24/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 612
    • Substituted CS/CS/HB 149 -SJ 612
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 149 (Ch. 2015-134) -SJ 612

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  • CS/SB 368, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/17/2015 at 4:29 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 149 (er) Rights of Grandparents Rouson Similar Last Action: 6/15/2015 Chapter No. 2015-134
    Location: Became Law

    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 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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  • SB 368, Original Filed Version Posted 1/16/2015 at 9:16 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 3/9/2015 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 3/11/2015 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/25/2015 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2015 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Pre-Meeting) 4/7/2015 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Post-Meeting) 4/10/2015 (pdf)
    Fiscal Policy (Pre-Meeting) 4/14/2015 (pdf)
    Fiscal Policy PCS 934880 (Pre-Meeting) 4/14/2015 (pdf)
    Fiscal Policy (Post-Meeting) 4/17/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 149 (c2) Rights of Grandparents Rouson Compare Last Action: 6/15/2015 Chapter No. 2015-134
    Location: Became Law

    Proposed Committee Substitutes (1)

    PCS and Amendments Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    934880 - Proposed Committee Substitute Fiscal Policy 4/10/2015
    5:32 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/15/2015
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 727400 - Amendment (934880)
    Delete line 120 and insert:
    Fiscal Policy
    (Abruzzo)
    4/14/2015
    9:33 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/15/2015
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    699868 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    (Soto)
    4/7/2015
    10:00 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/8/2015
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (4)

    Date Committee Result
    3/10/2015 4:00 PM Judiciary 10 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/26/2015 9:00 AM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/8/2015 10:00 AM Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/15/2015 9:00 AM Fiscal Policy 9 Yeas - 0 Nays

    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 11 (pdf)
    39.6231 Permanent placement with a fit and willing relative. Page 12 (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 13 (pdf)
    63.172 Effect of judgment of adoption. Page 14 (pdf)
    752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when petition shall be granted. Page 6 (pdf)
    752.011 Page 6 (pdf)
    752.015 Mediation of visitation disputes. Page 14 (pdf)
    752.07 Effect of adoption of child by stepparent on right of visitation; when right may be terminated. Page 11 (pdf)
    752.071 Page 11 (pdf)

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