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HB2110 intr
H. B. 2110


          (By Delegate Manypenny)
          [Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §48-10-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to domestic relations; grandparent visitation; and mandatory minimum visitation rights.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That §48-10-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. GRANDPARENT VISITATION.
§48-10-501. Necessary findings for grant of reasonable visitation to a grandparent.

     The circuit court or family court shall grant reasonable visitation to a grandparent upon a finding that visitation would be in the best interests of the child and would not substantially interfere with the parent-child relationship.
     Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the contrary, visitation to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of one visit a month for no less than four hours for each visit.


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NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that visitation to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of one visit a month for no less than four hours for each visit.

     Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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