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S.B. 139
         CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS

Senate Committee Amendments

Amendment 1 February 6, 2012 1:46 PM



Senator Luz Robles proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 1, Lines 12 through 14 :    

             12          This bill:
             13          .    reduces the age from 16 to
{   14   }        12       for children who wish to express their opinion during

             14      a child custody proceeding regarding which parent they would prefer to reside with.

2.    Page 2, Lines 43 through 47 :    

             43          (d) The court may inquire of the children and take into consideration the children's
             44      desires regarding future custody or parent-time schedules, but the expressed desires are not
             45      controlling and the court may determine the children's custody or parent-time otherwise. The
             46      desires of a child [16]
{   14   }        12       years of age or older shall be given added weight, but is not the single

             47      controlling factor.


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