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March 3, 2015

Parent-time Bill Creating Optional Schedule Moving Through Legislature

HB35 Parent-time Schedule Amendments would create an optional minimum parent-time schedule of 145 overnights by enacting U.C.A. 30-3-35.1. The bill has passed the House and is currently under consideration in the Senate.

National Parents Organization of Utah supports this legislation sponsored by Rep. V.L. Snow (R) as it is in a child’s best interest to have frequent, meaningful, and continuing access to each parent.

We encourage members to support the bill by finding and contacting their legislators through le.utah.gov. Please support family law reform by increasing your involvement in National Parents Organization of Utah.

Alimony Bill Being Considered by Legislature


HB244 Alimony Support Amendments would add being a stay-at-home parent in alimony considerations by the court. The bill is currently under consideration in the House.

National Parents Organization of Utah opposes this legislation sponsored by Rep. K.J. Stratton (R) for several reasons. These include creating perverse financial incentives for stay-at-home parents to separate and divorce as well as giving stay-at-home parents a pass to not work and financially support their child.

We encourage members to oppose the bill by finding and contacting their legislators through le.utah.gov.

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