ERIC Number: ED265470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
Grandparents' Rights. Report from the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session. To Accompany H. Con. Res. 67.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document is a report on a resolution recommending that states develop and adopt a Uniform Grandparent's Visitation Act which would allow grandparents to petition state courts for the right to visit their grandchildren after the dissolution of the grandchildren's parents' marriage (by divorce, separation, or death). The resolution calls for technical assistance in developing a Best Interest of the Child standard by the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect and the Administration on Aging. The justification for this legislation is the lack of uniformity in existing state laws and the vagueness of these laws. It is further reported that this resolution entails no federal costs and thus no inflationary impact. (ABL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.