Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/20/2001 03:10 PM STA

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            SB 126-RIGHT OF ACTION FOR LEGAL SEPARATION                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
CHAIRMAN THERRIAULT  introduced the L Lauterbach 3/19/01  version of                                                            
the proposed CS for SB  126. He reminded committee members that they                                                            
had  discussed  a  requirement   for  the  court  system  to  report                                                            
information  to the  Division  of Vital  Statistics  (DVS) during  a                                                            
previous meeting.  Sections 5 and 6 on page 6 adds  language dealing                                                            
with reporting.  Information  is supplied  to the  DVS and they  are                                                            
directed to submit  a report to the legislature by  January 15, 2005                                                            
on whether  they think the statutes  need to be modified  or how the                                                            
information relating to legal separations should be organized.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
He asked whether  Senator Wilken, the bill sponsor,  had looked over                                                            
the new language.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
KARA  MORIARTY,  staff  for  Senator  Wilken,  said  there  were  no                                                            
objections to the new sections.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN THERRIAULT  said that legal counsel recommended  changes to                                                            
make it clear  that separation actions that were initiated  prior to                                                            
passage of the bill would be reported.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MS. MORIARTY  said the  Legislative Legal  drafter suggested  adding                                                            
the applicability  language  found on page 5,  lines 30 and  31.  In                                                            
the original bill  there was language for an effective  date for the                                                            
complaint  for legal  separation  but not  for the  order for  legal                                                            
separation  to  be  effective.   Added  is,  "and  orders  of  legal                                                            
separation issued on or after the effective date of this Act."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PEARCE moved the L version as the working document.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN THERRIAULT asked for amendments. There were none.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
He noted there  was a zero fiscal  note from the Attorney  General's                                                            
Office. He asked for the will of the committee.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  PEARCE  moved CSSB  126 (STA)  and  zero fiscal  note  from                                                            
committee with individual recommendations.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN THERRIAULT asked whether there was objection.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PHILLIPS objected.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN THERRIAULT called for a roll call.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senators  Davis,  Pearce  and  Chairman  Therriault  voted  yea  and                                                            
Senator Phillips voted nay.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 126(STA) moved from  committee with individual recommendations.                                                            

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