Child custody or visitation; issues may be included in single petition in JDRC; etc. (HB682)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Petition for child custody or visitation.  Provides that issues of child custody or visitation may be included in a single petition in juvenile and domestic relations district court, and that such issues may be included in a single petition involving two or more children, if such children have the same parents or legal guardians. The bill also provides that if a person, agency, or institution is authorized to inspect the case files relating to any juvenile subject to such a petition, they may inspect the entire case file related to the petition. The bill further provides that the court records in a case where a single petition for multiple children has been filed will be expunged after the youngest child subject to the petition has reached 19 years of age and five years have elapsed since the last hearing in the case. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100679D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB682)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2012Assigned App. sub: General Government
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/20/2012Left in Appropriations