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HB 553: Family Law


Family Law; Creates presumption that approximately equal time-sharing by both parents is in best interest of child; revises finite list of factors that court must evaluate when determining whether presumption of approximately equal time-sharing is overcome; requires court order to be supported by written findings of fact; prohibits determination of parental responsibility, parenting plan, or time-sharing schedule unless certain determinations are made.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/4/2015 House • Filed
    11/16/2015 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
    1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 48
    3/11/2016 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 553, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/4/2015 at 8:54 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 250 (e1) Family Law Lee Identical Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Messages
    Location: In messages from Senate
    S 668 (er) Family Law Stargel Compare Last Action: 5/12/2017 S Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
    Location: In committee/council (RC)

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 1 (pdf)

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