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2014 House Bill 5652: Restrict imposing mediation in domestic relations disputes
  1. 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.
    • 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.

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