LD 346 (subjects: DOMESTIC RELATIONS , CHILD CUSTODY )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=346&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford: (D – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Dale Crafts of Lisbon: (R – District 56) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Steve Wood of Sabattus: (R – District 57) — e-mail
Rep. Catherine Nadeau of Winslow: (D – District 78) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Stanley Short of Pittsfield: (I – District 106) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Arthur Verow of Brewer: (D – District 128) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. John Patrick of Oxford: (D – District 18) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/10/2015||Senate||Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|2/10/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|5/26/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Require Shared Parenting of Minor Children When the Parents Separate
Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA 1653, sub- 1, C, as amended by PL 2009, c. 593, 1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA 1653, sub- 2, A, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 19-A MRSA 1653, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2009, c. 593, 2 to 5, is further amended to read:
(1) The child emotionally;
(2) The safety of the child; and
(3) The other factors listed in this subsection, which must be considered in light of the presence of past or current domestic abuse;
(1) Has been convicted of a crime under Title 17-A, chapter 11 or 12 or a comparable crime in another jurisdiction;
(2) Has been adjudicated of a juvenile offense that, if the person had been an adult at the time of the offense, would have been a violation of Title 17-A, chapter 11 or 12; or
(3) Has been adjudicated in a proceeding, in which the person was a party, under Title 22, chapter 1071 as having committed a sexual offense; and
This bill requires the court to order shared parenting when parents of minor children separate unless the court finds proof of domestic abuse, drug use or neglect in the family. It requires the court to start with the presumption of shared parenting when determining the best interest of the child and to incorporate into the order the sharing of parental rights and responsibilities agreed to by the parents unless there is proof of domestic abuse, drug use or neglect in the family.
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