House Bill 528

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 198)
Title AN ACT relating to joint custody.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 45
Sponsors J. Petrie, K. Bratcher, J. DuPlessis, J. Fischer, M. Hart, K. Imes, D. Meade , R. Mills, J. Nemes, D. Osborne, W. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 403.270 to create a presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interrest of the child, and to require the court to consider the motiviation of the aduts involved when determining the best interest of the child for custody orders; amend KRS 403.280 to specify that the presumption of joint custody and equal parenting time is in the best interest of the child; amend KRS 403.320 to allow a parent not granted custody or shared parenting time to petition for reasonable visitation rights; amend KRS 403.340 to specify that if a court modifies a custody decree there is a rebuttable presumption that it is in the best interest of the child for the parents to have joint custody and equally shared parenting time.
Index Headings of Original Version Children and Minors - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Domestic Relations - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Parental Rights - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/26/18
  • introduced in House
02/28/18
  • to Judiciary (H)
03/01/18
  • posted in committee
03/14/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/15/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/16/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018
03/19/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 83-1
03/20/18
  • received in Senate
03/21/18
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/27/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/29/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
04/13/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, April 13, 2018
  • 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
  • Bill passed 81-2
04/14/18
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/26/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 198)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Amend KRS 403.270 to create a presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interrest of the child, and to require the court to consider the motiviation of the aduts involved when determining the best interest of the child for custody orders, as well as to consider the effect incidences of domestic violence on the relationship between the child and each parent; amend KRS 403.280 to specify that the presumption of joint custody and equal parenting time is in the best interest of the child; amend KRS 403.320 to allow a parent not granted custody or shared parenting time to petition for reasonable visitation rights; amend KRS 403.340 to specify that if a court modifies a custody decree there is a rebuttable presumption that it is in the best interest of the child for the parents to have joint custody and equally shared parenting time; create a new section of KRS Chapter 403 to specify that the presumption of joint custody and equally shared parenting time shall not apply in cases involving an incident of domestic violence within the preceding three years.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Domestic Relations - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Parental Rights - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Specify that the presumption for joint custody and equally shared parenting time shall not apply when there has been a domestic violence order entered between two or more of the parties; amend KRS 403.740 to specify that the presumption for joint custody and equally shared parenting time shall not apply in cases where a domestic violence order is being entered.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Domestic Relations - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of
Parental Rights - Child custody, joint custody and shared parenting, create presumption of

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