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Proposed Bill No. 77

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 524

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A PRESUMPTION OF SHARED CUSTODY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That sections 46b-56 and 46b-56a of the general statutes be amended to provide that (1) in determining custody of a minor child there shall be a presumption in favor of shared custody, (2) the court, when ordering shared custody, shall adopt a parental responsibility plan that provides for the parents to share legal decision-making and maximizes parenting time, and (3) any parent who misleads the court in a proceeding involving custody of a minor child shall be subject to a civil penalty.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a presumption of shared custody in a dispute involving the custody of a minor child.