Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014, to prohibit a court from ordering the parties in a domestic relations dispute to enter mediation against their will unless certain factors are present, including a personal protection order restraining one of the parties, a court “no contact” order, child abuse or neglect by one of the parties, health and safety concerns, or some other “good cause” for the mandatory mediation. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2014.
Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on October 2, 2014.