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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6645

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1513

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

 

AN ACT CREATING A PRESUMPTION IN FAVOR OF SHARED PARENTING IN CASES INVOLVING THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD.

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

That section 46b-56a of the general statutes be amended to provide that in cases involving the custody of a child, there shall be a presumption that a shared parenting arrangement that provides the parents with equal access to the child is in the best interests of the child, unless the court is provided with overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish parental access equality in cases involving the custody of a minor child.