Bill Status of HB5379 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: MARRIAGE-VIRTUAL VISITATION
Rep. Ruth Munson - Paul D. Froehlich - Patricia Reid Lindner - Sidney H. Mathias
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that reasonable visitation rights may include virtual visitation (visitation facilitated by tools such as telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing and other wired or wireless technologies over the Internet or other communication media to supplement in-person visits). Provides that virtual visitation supplements in-person visitation. Provides that a court order that includes virtual visitation shall provide that each parent shall furnish the other with the child's e-mail address and other virtual visitation access information and permit, at reasonable hours and for a reasonable duration, reasonable and uncensored virtual visitation if the equipment is reasonably available. Provides that, in the case of a dispute as to whether the equipment is reasonably available, the court shall decide whether the equipment is reasonably available, taking specified factors into consideration.