03RS HB145


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HB 145 (BR 860) - R. Webb, S. Westrom, T. Feeley

     AN ACT relating to adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 403 to replace Kentucky's Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, adopted by Kentucky in 1980, with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1997; amend KRS 403.270, 403.280, 403.740, and 403.750 to conform; repeal KRS 403.400, 403.410, 403.420, 403.430, 403.440, 403.450, 403.460, 403.470, 403.480, 403.490, 403.500, 403.510, 403.520, 403.530, 403.540, 403.550, 403.560, 403.570, 403.580, 403.590, 403.600, 403.610, 403.620, and 403.630.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except make award of fees and expenses permissive; remove provision allowing adverse inference to be drawn from refusal to testify; remove provision relating to privileges and defenses available to spouses and family members in action under the bill; raise evidentiary standard for emergency custody order; and specify who may request law enforcement assistance in locating a child.

     HFA (1, R. Webb) - Amend to grandfather previously registered out-of-state custody decrees.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 4-posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 13, 2003
     Feb 13-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 20-received in Senate
     Feb 25-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules

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