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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 369
Domestic relations; child custody proceedings; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide for legislative findings; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 5 and Chapter 9 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to appellate practice and child custody proceedings, respectively, so as to provide for changes in child custody proceedings; to provide for direct appeals in all domestic relations cases; to provide for a parenting plan in child custody cases and the procedure therefor; to provide factors in determining the best interests of the child; to provide for written findings of fact in child custody proceedings; to remove the right of a 14 year old to select a custodial parent; to provide for attorney´s fees and expenses of litigation in child custody proceedings; to provide for binding arbitration; to amend Code Section 19-7-22 of the O.C.G.A., relating to petition for legitimation of child, so as to correct a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/01/2008 - Effective Date
May/29/2007 - Act 264
May/29/2007 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/30/2007 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/20/2007 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/20/2007 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Third Read
Apr/16/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Apr/16/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/27/2007 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/27/2007 - House Third Readers
Feb/27/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/12/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/09/2007 - House Hopper
3/27/2007 Modified Structured Rule; 3/27/2007 Passed House by Rules Committee Substitute; 4/20/2007 Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate substitute; 4/20/2007 House agrees to Senate Substitute as Amended by House
Apr/20/2007 - Senate Vote #442Yea(43)Nay(0)NV(8)
Apr/20/2007 - House Vote #390Yea(138)Nay(1)NV(36)
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Vote #406Yea(31)Nay(19)NV(2)
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Vote #405Yea(31)Nay(19)NV(2)
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Vote #403Yea(22)Nay(28)NV(2)
Apr/19/2007 - Senate Vote #402Yea(28)Nay(20)NV(5)
Mar/27/2007 - House Vote #208Yea(165)Nay(2)NV(7)
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