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2007 House Bill 4925: Establish likely spousal child abduction guidelines and procedures
Introduced by Rep. David Law R- on June 14, 2007
To establish guidelines based on certain behaviors specified in the bill (selling a house, emptying bank accounts, buying airline tickets, etc.) for courts to follow during custody disputes and divorce proceedings to identify situations where a parent has a greater likelihood of abducting a child (especially to certain countries that do not abide by international conventions in this area); and to authorize procedures to prevent the abduction of child by a parent, such as limiting visitation or requiring supervised visitation, requiring bond to be posted, etc. In certain extreme cases where the abduction of a child to an illiberal nation is imminent a court could actually issue a warrant to take physical custody of a child. The bill is based on model legislation drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and versions of have been adopted in six other states.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 14, 2007