Contact Information and Representatives Supporting Various Bills
Here is my quick take on the bills up before the Judiciary Committee this Tuesday. I put a question mark next to those bills whose effect I didn't know. Please let me know if I have made any mistakes here and fill me in on any of the question marks.
Here is the lowdown:
Shared parenting bills:
H. 623, S. 841, S. 855, and S. 994 all look good. This is the top priority. Shared parenting is our Holy Grail.
H. 834 and H. 919 seem flawed and allow judges too much discretion, H. 1850 allows false accusations to rule.
H. 707 is evil and worse than what we've got now.
H. 608, H. 833 and H. 843 are good and help victims of false accusations.
H. 845 and H. 1799 make it all worse.
H. 852 is repulsive.
Custody, Visitation, Removal
H. 1737 and H. 1820 allow willing non-custodial parents to provide childcare to their children rather than paying an unrelated childcare worker.
H. 748 and H. 841 provide relief from false paternity claims.
H. 621, H. 624 and H. 1814 should help with egregious child support payments.
H. 1841 and S. 1042 worsen the collection process.
Other good legislation
H. 964 limits alimony.
S. 960 provides for review of divorce decisions.
S. 961 allows jury trials for divorces.
H. 960 provides timely decisions in divorce cases
Other bad legislation
H. 670 allows tort claims for abuse separate from any divorce proceedings (they can get you twice.)
H. 740 allows vacate orders for any reason whatsoever (never mind the constitution.)