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H.Con.Res. 72: Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.Con.Res 72 expresses the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and parenting adjudications, and courts should resolve safety risks and claims of family violence before assessing other best interest factors. In addition, it expresses that states should define required standards of expertise and experience for appointed fee-paid professionals who provide evidence to the court on abuse, trauma and behaviors of victims and perpetrators, specify requirements for the contents of such professional reports, and require courts to find that any appointed professionals meet ...

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Patrick Meehan

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Jul 24, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 25, 2018

This resolution passed in the House on September 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

History

Jul 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

H.Con.Res. 72 is a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

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