LD 642 (subjects: DOMESTIC RELATIONS , CHILD CUSTODY )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=642&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco: (D – District 15) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Catherine Nadeau of Winslow: (D – District 78) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Joyce Maker of Calais: (R – District 140) — e-mail
Rep. Beth Turner of Burlington: (R – District 141) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail
Sen. John Patrick of Oxford: (D – District 18) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cumberland: (D – District 29) — e-mail | Facebook
|3/3/2015||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.
|3/3/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/3/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Best Interest of the Child Standard
Sec. 1. 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 amends the best interest of the child standard used by courts in making decisions regarding parental rights and responsibilities with respect to a child by requiring the court to consider the value of having both parents involved in the child’s life.
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