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SB 5598 - 2017-18
Granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through the courts.
Companion Bill: HB 2117
Bill Status-at-a-Glance
See Bill History for complete details on the bill
As of Sunday, April 22, 2018 07:24 AM
Current Version:
SB 5598
Current Status:
C 183 L 18
Where is it in the process?
IntroducedIn CommitteeOn FloorCalendarPassedChamberIn the Senate:In the House:
After Passage:Passed LegislatureOn Governor'sDeskGovernor ActedSession Law

Bill Status-at-a-Glance

As of Sunday, April 22, 2018 07:24 AM
See Bill History for complete details on the bill
Current Version:
SB 5598
Current Status:
C 183 L 18
Where is it in the process?
IntroducedIn CommitteeOn FloorCalendarPassedChamber
Senate:
House:
Passed LegislatureOn Governor'sDeskGovernor ActedSession Law
AfterPassage:
Bill History

2017 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 31
First reading, referred to Law & Justice. (View Original Bill)

2017 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Apr 24
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2017 2ND SPECIAL SESSION

May 23
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2017 3RD SPECIAL SESSION

Jun 21
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2018 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 8
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Jan 9
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 18
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
LAW - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Jan 19
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Jan 25
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 44; nays, 5; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE

Jan 29
First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).
Feb 15
Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 22
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Judiciary at 12:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
JUDI - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Feb 23
Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 24
Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 26
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 11:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Judiciary. (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Feb 27
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 2
Amendment ruled beyond the scope and object of the bill.
Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 53; nays, 45; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
Vote on third reading will be reconsidered.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 56; nays, 42; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Mar 6
Senate concurred in House amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 43; nays, 6; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
Mar 8
President signed.

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 8
Speaker signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Mar 9
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Mar 22
Governor signed.
Chapter 183, 2018 Laws. (View Session Law)
Effective date 6/7/2018.
Available Documents
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Fiscal Note
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