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House Bill 1717


House Bill 1717

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Child abuse and neglect. Provides that in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, for legal separation, or involving custody or visitation issues: (1) a court must advise a parent, custodian, or guardian that the parent, custodian, or guardian may request the court to appoint a guardian ad litem or special advocate if there has been a substantiated report of abuse or neglect of a child by a parent, custodian, or guardian and criminal charges were not filed and a child in need of services petition was not filed or was dismissed; (2) the court must appoint a guardian ad litem or special advocate upon request from the parent, custodian, or guardian; and (3) the court and a guardian ad litem or special advocate, or both, may have access to reports and examinations relevant to a substantiated report of abuse or neglect of a child. Provides that upon request and if a guardian ad litem or special advocate finds visitation is not in the best interests of the child, a court must hold a hearing to determine whether an order granting visitation should be modified.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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