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SB494 SD1     
Report Title: Child Visitation; Primary Caregiver Visitation
Description: Permits family courts to award reasonable visitation to primary caregivers under certain circumstances, regardless of whether the child has been formally adopted by the caregiver under Hawaii law. Establishes presumption that a parent's decision regarding visitation is in the best interests of the child, which may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that denial would cause significant harm to the child. Identifies factors a court may consider in awarding visitation. Grants the court discretion to place reasonable restrictions, including time limitations, on visitation. (SD1)
Package: None
Current Referral: HSH, JDL
Introducer(s): L. THIELEN, CHUN OAKLAND, GALUTERIA, GREEN, RUDERMAN, SHIMABUKURO, Baker, Espero, Keith-Agaran, Kouchi, Riviere

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1/26/2015SPassed First Reading.
1/26/2015SReferred to HSH, JDL.
2/6/2015SThe committee(s) on HSH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-17-15 1:20PM in conference room 016.
2/17/2015SThe committee(s) on HSH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HSH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Chun Oakland, Green, Harimoto, Riviere, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/20/2015SReported from HSH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 483) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDL.
2/20/2015SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDL.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB494 SD1

HSH 016 2/17/2015 1:20 PM View