Parenting time

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 323 on parenting time, sponsored by Rep. Cherry.  The bill authorizes a court to require a parent to submit to drug testing as a condition of exercising parenting time rights if the court finds that: (1) the parent has a history of unlawful drug use within the previous five years; or (2) there is a reasonable likelihood that the parent is currently using unlawful drugs. The bill also specifies that the parent shall pay the costs of the drug testing and provides that, if a court grants parenting time to a person who has been convicted of: (1) child molesting; or (2) child exploitation; within the previous five years, the court shall order that the parenting time must be supervised.

The Indiana Township Association and a parent testified in support of the bill.  The bill passed 10-0.

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