HB 71 (BR 299) - M. Cherry
AN ACT relating to domestic relations.
Amend KRS 405.021 relating to grandparents' visitation rights to comply with the requirements the United States Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville, 120 S.Ct. 2054 (2000) by requiring clear and convincing proof that visitation would be in child's best interest and that the visitation not substantially interfere with rights of the parents.
HB 71 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill; add that if the Circuit Court has not granted grandchild visitation rights to a grandparent prior to termination of parental rights, then that grandparent has no grandchild visitation rights following the termination.
HFA (1, M. Cherry) - Delete the requirement that if the Circuit Court has not granted visitation rights to a grandparent prior to the termination of parental rights, then that grandparent shall have no visitation rights following the termination.
HFA (2, R. Wilkey) - Require that if the Circuit Court has not granted a grandparent visitation rights with a grandchild prior to the termination of all parental rights, and the grandparent has never attempted to establish a relationship with the grandchild, then that grandparent shall have no visitation rights following this termination.
Jan 3-introduced in House
Jan 4-to Judiciary (H)
Feb 6-posted in committee
Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2001
Feb 12-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 13-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 14-3rd reading, passed 50-49 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
Feb 15-received in Senate
Feb 19-to Judiciary (S)