senate Bill S892A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Amends provisions of various laws to change term "visitation" to "parenting time" regarding custody orders

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2014 print number 892a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S892 - Details

Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Dom Rel L, generally; amd Fam Ct Act, generally
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7807

S892 - Summary

Amends provisions of various sections of law to change term "visitation" to "parenting time" regarding custody orders.

S892 - Sponsor Memo

S892 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   892

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the family court act,  in
  relation to changing the denotation of visitation to parenting time

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that the term "visitation" carries a negative connotation with
respect to noncustodial parents who want to be a  part  of  their  chil-
dren's  lives. Society has given the term "visitation" a negative conno-
tation that can be associated with  the  visiting  of  an  inmate  at  a
correctional  facility  or prison. The purpose of this act is to reflect
the fact that a parent's time with a child is not merely  as  a  visitor
but constitutes parenting time.
  S  1-a. Section 2 of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter
920 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS CHAPTER:
  1. A "minor" or "infant", [as used in this chapter,] is a person under
the age of eighteen years.
  2. "VISITATION" REFERS TO TIME PERMITTED TO  BE  SPENT  WITH  A  CHILD
PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER UNDER THIS CHAPTER, THE FAMILY COURT ACT OR AN
ORDER  ENFORCED UNDER ARTICLE FIVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER, BY A PERSON WHO IS
NOT A PARENT OF THE CHILD. THIS SHALL INCLUDE GRANDPARENTS, SIBLINGS AND
STEP-PARENTS.
  3. "PARENTING TIME" REFERS TO THE PERIOD OF TIME  THAT  A  PARENT  MAY
SPEND  WITH  HIS OR HER CHILD PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER UNDER THIS CHAP-
TER, THE FAMILY COURT ACT OR AN ORDER ENFORCED UNDER ARTICLE  FIVE-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  S  2.  Subdivision (b) of section 70 of the domestic relations law, as
added by chapter 457 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S892A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Dom Rel L, generally; amd Fam Ct Act, generally
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7807

S892A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends provisions of various sections of law to change term "visitation" to "parenting time" regarding custody orders.

S892A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S892A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 892--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PARKER, MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Judiciary --
  recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in  accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the family court act,  in
  relation to changing the denotation of visitation to parenting time

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that the term "visitation" carries a negative connotation with
respect to noncustodial parents who want to be a  part  of  their  chil-
dren's  lives. Society has given the term "visitation" a negative conno-
tation that can be associated with  the  visiting  of  an  inmate  at  a
correctional  facility  or prison. The purpose of this act is to reflect
the fact that a parent's time with a child is not merely  as  a  visitor
but constitutes parenting time.
  S  1-a. Section 2 of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter
920 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS CHAPTER:
  1. A "minor" or "infant", [as used in this chapter,] is a person under
the age of eighteen years.
  2. "VISITATION" REFERS TO TIME PERMITTED TO  BE  SPENT  WITH  A  CHILD
PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER UNDER THIS CHAPTER, THE FAMILY COURT ACT OR AN
ORDER  ENFORCED UNDER ARTICLE FIVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER, BY A PERSON WHO IS
NOT A PARENT OF THE CHILD. THIS SHALL INCLUDE GRANDPARENTS, SIBLINGS AND
STEP-PARENTS.
  3. "PARENTING TIME" REFERS TO THE PERIOD OF TIME  THAT  A  PARENT  MAY
SPEND  WITH  HIS OR HER CHILD PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER UNDER THIS CHAP-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03762-03-4

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