Introduced by Rep. Ruth Kagi (Lake Forest Park) (D) on January 12, 2006, to ensure grandparents have visitation rights to their grandchildren and to also establish who a grandparent is. Grandparents are listed as a person who is related by blood, marriage, or adoption. See companion SB 6683. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Juvenile Justice & Family Law Committee on January 12, 2006.
Substitute offered to the House Juvenile Justice & Family Law Committee on January 31, 2006, to reorganize Section 3 of the bill to clarify what a petitioner needs to prove in order to have legal standing. The substitute also corrects a drafting error by replacing the term "parent" with "grandparent" in Section 3 of the bill.