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H.B. 448 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions governing the relocation of a custodial parent with a minor
10 child or children.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the court to hold a hearing if a motion is filed by a noncustodial parent
14 when the custodial parent intends to relocate 150 miles or more from the residence
15 of the other parent;
16 . requires the court to determine that a move more than 150 miles from the residence
17 of the other parent is in the best interest of the child; and
18 . allows the court to modify custody arrangements if a custodial parent decides to
19 move 150 miles or more from the residence of the other parent when the court has
20 determined that the move is not in the best interest of the child.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 30-3-37, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 228
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 30-3-37 is amended to read:
31 30-3-37. Relocation.
32 (1) For purposes of this section, "relocation" means moving 150 miles or more from
33 the residence [
34 (2) The relocating parent shall provide[
35 the intended relocation to the other parent. The written notice of relocation shall contain
36 statements affirming the following:
37 (a) the parent-time provisions in Subsection (5) or a schedule approved by both parties
38 will be followed; and
39 (b) neither parent will interfere with the other's parental rights pursuant to court
40 ordered parent-time arrangements, or the schedule approved by both parties.
41 (3) The court [
42 schedule a hearing with notice to review the notice of relocation and parent-time schedule as
43 provided in Section 30-3-35 and make appropriate orders regarding the parent-time and costs
44 for parent-time transportation.
45 (4) [
46 determining if the relocation of a custodial parent is in the best interest of the child, consider
47 any other factors that the court considers relevant to the determination. If the court determines
48 that relocation is not in the best interest of the child, and the custodial parent relocates, the
49 court may order a change of custody.
50 (5) If the court finds that the relocation is in the best interest of the child, the court shall
51 determine the parent-time schedule and [
52 will be incurred for the child to visit the noncustodial parent. In making its determination,
53 court shall consider:
54 (a) the reason for the parent's relocation;
55 (b) the additional costs or difficulty to both parents in exercising parent-time;
56 (c) the economic resources of both parents; and
57 (d) other factors the court considers necessary and relevant.
59 Subsection (1), of one of the parties the following schedule shall be the minimum requirements
60 for parent-time with a school-age child:
61 (a) in years ending in an odd number, the child shall spend the following holidays with
62 the noncustodial parent:
63 (i) Thanksgiving holiday beginning Wednesday until Sunday; and
64 (ii) Spring break, if applicable, beginning the last day of school before the holiday until
65 the day before school resumes;
66 (b) in years ending in an even number, the child shall spend the following holidays
67 with the noncustodial parent:
68 (i) the entire winter school break period; and
69 (ii) the Fall school break beginning the last day of school before the holiday until the
70 day before school resumes;
71 (c) extended parent-time equal to 1/2 of the summer or off-track time for consecutive
72 weeks. The children should be returned to the custodial home no later than seven days before
73 school begins; however, this week shall be counted when determining the amount of
74 parent-time to be divided between the parents for the summer or off-track period; and
75 (d) one weekend per month, at the option and expense of the noncustodial parent.
77 following restrictions.
78 (a) If the noncustodial parent has not designated a specific weekend for parent-time,
79 the noncustodial parent shall receive the last weekend of each month unless a holiday assigned
80 to the custodial parent falls on that particular weekend. If a holiday assigned to the custodial
81 parent falls on the last weekend of the month, the noncustodial parent shall be entitled to the
82 next to the last weekend of the month.
83 (b) If a noncustodial parent's extended parent-time or parent-time over a holiday
84 extends into or through the first weekend of the next month, that weekend shall be considered
85 the noncustodial parent's monthly weekend entitlement for that month.
86 (c) If a child is out of school for teacher development days or snow days after the
87 children begin the school year, or other days not included in the list of holidays in Subsection
89 parent-time, those days shall be included in the weekend parent-time.
91 the noncustodial parent.
93 parent-time for the noncustodial parent during the school year, the court should consider
94 awarding more time for the noncustodial parent during the summer time if it is in the best
95 interests of the children.
97 with the noncustodial parent for a minimum of 30 days during extended parent-time, unless the
98 court finds it is not in the best interests of the child. If the court orders uninterrupted
99 parent-time during a period not covered by this section, it shall specify in its order which parent
100 is responsible for the child's travel expenses.
102 responsible for all the child's travel expenses relating to Subsections [
103 of the child's travel expenses relating to Subsection [
104 parent is current on all support obligations. If the noncustodial parent has been found in
105 contempt for not being current on all support obligations, the noncustodial parent shall be
106 responsible for all of the child's travel expenses under Subsection [
107 rules otherwise. Reimbursement by either responsible party to the other for the child's travel
108 expenses shall be made within 30 days of receipt of documents detailing those expenses.
112 shall be in contempt of the court's order.
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