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SB 0054 - Child Custody Proceedings; judicial discretion in determining the right of a surviving parent; when such surviving parent is criminally charged with the murder or voluntary manslaughter of the other parent; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Ed Harbison (D)
Last Action: 3/16/2022 - House - House Second Readers
Senate Committee: Judiciary
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 54 amends Article 1 of Chapter 9 of Title 19 of the OCGA in so that where the surviving parent is criminally charged for the murder or manslaughter of the other parent, a judge, upon petition, may delay a final determination until the criminal charge is resolved.  

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