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.
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.
HB 2711 by Anonymous on February 6, 2006 I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate and have been for 4 years. Washington is the only state in the union that offers no rights at all for grandparents. I have seen this work to the extreme against kids on many occasions in court.
Give grandparents limited rights, at least.
I would be glad to help with wording or other comments.
2006 House Bill 2711 (Ensuring that grandparents have visitation rights) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the House on January 12, 2006