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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5507

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 702

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM IN A FAMILY RELATIONS MATTER INVOLVING THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF A MINOR CHILD.

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

That chapter 815j of the general statutes be amended to provide that a guardian ad litem shall not be appointed in a family relations matter involving the care and custody of a minor child unless the Department of Children and Families has established that a party to the matter has committed acts of abuse or neglect with respect to a minor child.

Statement of Purpose:

To limit the involvement of a guardian ad litem in a family relations matter to those cases in which a party to the matter is found to have committed acts of abuse or neglect with respect to a minor child by the Department of Children and Families.