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Senate requires parents to get ex’s OK to move

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Parents with custody of their children wishing to move will have to notify the other parent to give them a chance to object under a bill approved by the Arizona Senate Monday.

Current law only requires notice for moves out of Arizona or more than 100 miles.

Republican Sen. Nancy Barto’s bill also requires parents to give a reason and file a copy with the court. If the noncustodial parent objects the custodial parent must seek a court order.

Barto said bill gives non-custodial parents more say in their child’s upbringing.

Democrats say it puts domestic violence victims at risk and could prevent a single parent from buying a house because it requires a 60-day notice.

The bill passed on a 17-12 party-line vote and now goes to the House.

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2 comments

  1. Why isn’t the bill number mentioned so people can read it?

  2. SB 1072
    parenting time; relocation of a child

    After quickly passing out of Committee of the Whole and Third Read last Monday, SB 1072 also passed out of House Reform Human Services committee last week. SB 1072 modifies relocation of a child in the legal decision-making statute. The changes in the proposed legislation will require any parent with sole or joint legal decision-making to notify the non-moving parent of any relocation. In cases of temporary relocation for health and safety reasons, the moving parent can only temporarily relocate if they have written permission from the non-moving parent or a court order.I continue to oppose this legislation because of the negative impacts it will have on all survivors of domestic violence. To read the bill: http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/1r/bills/sb1072s.htm&Session_ID=110

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