SB 1298 Parental rights.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Parental rights. Clarifies that a "party with a legitimate interest" in a child, for purposes of making custody and visitation determinations, does not include persons whose interest in the child is derived from a parent (e.g., grandparents and other relatives) whose rights have been terminated if the child subsequently has been legally adopted, except in cases of stepparent adoption. The bill also clarifies that only such grandparents and other relatives are not divested of all legal rights in cases of stepparent adoption. This bill is not a change in current law and seeks to clarify current practice.

Full text:
01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 033138504  pdf | impact statement
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1298ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/24/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)  pdf

Status:
01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 033138504
01/17/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/03  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/03  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/04/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Read first time
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/03  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  House: Read second time
02/19/03  House: Read third time
02/19/03  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1298ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 229 (effective 7/1/03)
03/24/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)