Child custody or visitation; filing single petition. (SB173)

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, the person, agency, or institution may inspect the entire case file related to the petition. The bill requires that the court records in a case in which a single petition for multiple children has been filed 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


12/30/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100137D
12/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB173)
02/01/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)