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Minutes for SB157 - Committee on Judiciary

Short Title

Creating a presumption in favor of shared parenting time for temporary orders.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Chair Rick Wilborn opened hearing.

Jenna Moyer, Revisor of Statutes, gave an overview, (Attachment 1)

Chair Rick Wilborn asked the committee if they had any questions.

There were no questions.

Proponents

Oral

Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Senator, (Attachment 2)

William Mitchell, (NPO) National Parenting Organization, (Attachment 3)

Ryan O'Neal, Citizen, (NPO), (Attachment 4)

Ron Holm, Kansas Family Preservation Coalition, (Attachment 5)

Brian J. Mull, Citizen, (Attachment 6)

John Thompson, Citizen, (NPO), (Attachment 7)

Karen Skillman, Citizen, (Attachment 8)

Ishaku Maikori, Director of the Mental Health Association, (Attachment 9)

Vicky A. Kaaz, Citizen, (Attachment 10)

Chris Batcheller, Citizen, (Attachment 11)

Dennis Fontelroy, Citizen, Dads Care 2, (Attachment 12)

Chair Rick Wilborn asked the committee if they had any questions.

There were no questions.

Written

Craig Tuttle, Citizen, (Attachment 13)

Morgan O'Hara Gering, O'Hara & O'Hara LLC, (Attachment 14)

Joe Sessel, Citizen, (Attachment 15)

Jarod Howard, Citizen, (Attachment 16)

Gavin Edwards, Citizen, (Attachment 17)

Kathy Pike, Citizen, (Attachment 18)

Greg Gathers, Citizen, (Attachment 19)

Jonna Jenkins, Citizen, (Attachment 20)

Scott Smith, Citizen, (Attachment 21)

Cesar Torres, Citizen, (Attachment 22)

Beth Anne Heckler, Citizen, (Attachment 23)

David Padella, Citizen, (Attachment 24)

Angela Weber, Citizen, (Attachment 25)

Michael David Partridge, Jr., Citizen, (Attachment 26)

Kelly Kneisler, Citizen, (Attachment 27)

Merlyn Entz, Citizen, (Attachment 28)

Garrett Tacha, Citizen, (Attachment 29)

Maura Gathers, Citizen, (Attachment 30)

Kelli Carter, Citizen, NPO, (Attachment 31)

Tyler N. Kauer, Citizen, (Attachment 32)

Jared Cosen, Citizen, (Attachment 33)

Ryan Brady, Citizen, (Attachment 34)

Opponents

Oral

Hon. Keven O'Grady, District Court of Kansas, (Attachment 35)

Hon. Merlin Wheeler, KS District Judges' Association, (Attachment 36)

Sara Rust-Martin, KCSDV, Legal and Policy Director, (Attachment 37)

Ron Nelson, Ronald W. Nelson, PA, Family Law, (Attachment 38)

Milfred "Bud" Dale, Ph.D, J.D., Law Office Bud Dale, (Attachment 39)

Charles Harris, Law of Office of Charles Harris, (Attachment 40)

Linda Elrod, Citizen, (Attachment 41)

Written

Jeffrey N. Lowe, Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., (Attachment 42)

Neutral

Written

Nancy Strouse, Kansas Judicial Council, (Attachment 43)

Dr. William Fabricius, Associate Professor, Dept. Psychology, Arizona State University, (Attachment 44)

Chair Rick Wilborn asked the committee if they had any questions.

Questions and discussion by Senators Julia Lynn and Vic Miller.

Chair Rick Wilborn closed hearing on SB157 at 11:53 am.