SB 818

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Family Values
State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive


José Rodríguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No significant fiscal implication to local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 818 would require the parent (or conservator) of a child to notify another parent (conservator) if he or she resides with anyone for more than thirty days, marries, or intends to marry who is a registered sexual offender, charged with an offense where they would be required to register, subject of a protective order for family violence, and the same for similar laws in other states.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would extend current law that already requires a parent or conservator to notify the other if somebody he or she plans to reside with or marry is charged with a sexual offense to also requiring notification for charges of family violence. It is the right of a parent or conservator in a joint custody situation to know if the child would be in a potentially harmful environment and to use the knowledge to take appropriate action if necessary. This legislation supports the rights and responsibilities of parents with joint custody, therefore we support this legislation.