Bill Text: CT HB05507 | 2015 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: An Act Concerning The Appointment Of A Guardian Ad Litem In A Family Relations Matter Involving The Care And Custody Of A Minor Child.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2015-01-16 - Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary [HB05507 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2015-HB05507-Introduced.html

General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5507

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 702

 

*00702*

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.

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