For amend and vote only, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 292 on notice and hearings on child relocation, sponsored by Rep. Sullivan. The bill does the following:
- changes certain procedures governing the relocation of a child in cases in which custody orders are issued following a determination of paternity and in cases heard under statutes governing custody and visitation;
- requires parties to share certain contact information unless a court finds that disclosure of the information creates a significant risk of substantial harm to an individual otherwise required to disclose the information or to the child;
- requires a relocating individual to serve a notice of intent to move on interested parties under the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure;
- specifies circumstances in which a relocating individual is not required to file a notice of intent to move;
- specifies information that must be included in the notice of intent to move;
- requires a nonrelocating individual served with a notice of intent to move to file a response unless the parties have executed and filed with the court a written agreement resolving all issues related to custody, parenting time, grandparent visitation, and child support resulting from the relocation of the child;
- specifies the information that must be included in the response;
- allows a response to be filed without objecting to the relocation of a child; and
- specifies the motions that may be filed with the response in objection to the relocation of a child.
The Committee amended the bill by consent to provide that a relocating individual is not required to file a notice of intent to move with the clerk of the court if: (1) certain distance requirements are met; and (2) the move does not require the child to enroll in a different school. The amended bill passed 13-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/292