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2013 Senate Bill 325: Establish a “uniform child abduction prevention act”
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on April 18, 2013, to create a “uniform child abduction prevention act” that would allow a court to order abduction prevention measures in a child-custody proceeding if evidence established a credible risk of the child being taken or retained in violation of custody or visitation rights. A court could also take physical custody of a child to prevent imminent abduction.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 18, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 11, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on September 11, 2013, the vote by which the bill was passed. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 11, 2013.
  4. Received in the Senate on September 11, 2013.
  5. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 11, 2013, to create a “uniform child abduction prevention act” that would allow a court to order abduction prevention measures in a child-custody proceeding if evidence established a credible risk of the child being taken or retained in violation of custody or visitation rights. A court could also take physical custody of a child to prevent imminent abduction.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on September 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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