Bill Text: TX HB2047 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to limiting possession of and access to a child by certain parents.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-03-05 - Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues [HB2047 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2047-Introduced.html
  86R12051 JSC-D
 
  By: Ramos H.B. No. 2047
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to limiting possession of and access to a child by certain
  parents.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 153.004, Family Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (d-2) and (d-3) to read as follows:
         (d-2)  The court may not appoint a child's parent as sole
  managing conservator or joint managing conservator if the parent
  has been convicted of an offense under Section 21.02, 21.11,
  22.011, 22.021, or 25.02, Penal Code, against a victim who was
  younger than 18 years of age at the time of the offense.
         (d-3)  The court may not allow a parent described by
  Subsection (d-2) to have unsupervised visitation with the child if
  the parent committed the offense described by that subsection
  during the five-year period preceding the filing of the suit or
  during the pendency of the suit. If the parent committed the
  offense described by Subsection (d-2) five or more years before the
  filing of the suit, the court may allow the parent to have
  unsupervised visitation with the child only if the court determines
  that the visitation would be in the best interest of the child.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  suit affecting the parent-child relationship pending before a trial
  court or filed on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  The enactment of this Act constitutes a material
  and substantial change of circumstances sufficient to warrant
  modification of a court order or portion of a decree that provides
  for conservatorship or possession of or access to a child rendered
  before the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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