LEGISLATIVE ALERT: CALL NOW! ACTION IS NEEDED TODAY TO STOP HB334 (GRANDPARENTS’ BILL)

The Family Law Committee of the Alabama Law Institute authored House
Bill 334 (HB334), or the Grandparent's Bill. The bill would [still] allow a
court to override a parent's decision to grant a grandparent visitation,
even if the parent is deemed fit.

Unfortunately, HB334 passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee
Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

HB334 has been placed on the calendar and could be up for a floor vote
in the Senate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. So all day today and before
noon on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, CALL AND EMAIL YOUR STATE SENATOR AND
ASK HIM/HER TO VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 334. BE SURE TO INCLUDE A REASON WHY 
THE MEMBERS SHOULD VOTE AGAINST HB334. FEEL FREE TO USE ANY OF THE 
FOLLOWING REASONS TO EXPLAIN WHY COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHOULD VOTE NO ON HB334:

· The bill would still allow a court to override a parent's decision
regarding whether a grandparent may have visitation without showing that
the parent is unfit.

· The bill allows the state to take the role of fit parents in regards to 
grandparent's visitation. Parents know what is best of their child, not the 
state.

· The bill is unconstitutional and would harm the
parent-child(ren) relationship.

Senator  Office Phone email
1 ALBRITTON, Greg 334-242-7843 galbritton@att.net
2 ALLEN, Gerald 334-242-7889 gerald.allen@alsenate.gov
3 BEASLEY, Billy 334-242-7868 billy.beasley@alsenate.gov
4 BLACKWELL, Slade 334-242-7851 sb@sladeblackwell.com
5 BREWBAKER, Dick 334-242-7895 dick.brewbaker@alsenate.gov
6 BUSSMAN, Paul 334-242-7855 p_bussman@bellsouth.net
7 CHAMBLISS, Clyde 334-242-7883 clyde.chambliss@alsenate.gov
8 COLEMAN, Linda 334-242-7864 linda.coleman@birminghamal.gov
9 DIAL, Gerald 334-242-7874 gerald_dial@yahoo.com
10 DUNN, Priscilla 334-242-7793 priscilla.dunn@alsenate.gov
11 FIGURES, Vivian Davis 334-242-7871 vivian.figures@alsenate.gov
12 GLOVER, Rusty 334-242-7886 kay.dierlam@alsenate.gov
13 HIGHTOWER, Bill 334-242-7882 bill.hightower@alsenate.gov
14 HOLLEY, Jimmy 334-242-7845 jimmyholley@southeastpharm.com
15 HOLTZCLAW, Bill 334-242-7854 bill.holtzclaw@alsenate.gov
16 LIVINGSTON, Steve 334-242-7858 steve.livingston@alsenate.gov
17 MARSH, Del 334-242-7877 hilda.oglesby@alsenate.gov
18 McCLENDON, Jim 334-242-7898 jimmcc@windstream.net
19 MELSON, Tim 334-242-7888 tmelson672@aol.com
20 ORR, Arthur 334-242-7891 arthur.orr@alsenate.gov
21 PITTMAN, Trip 334-242-7897 trip.pittman@alsenate.gov
22 REED, Greg 334-242-7894 greg.reed@alsenate.gov
23 ROSS, Quinton T., Jr. 334-242-7880 Quinton.ross@alsenate.gov
24 SANDERS, Hank 334-242-7860 hank.sanders@alsenate.gov
25 SANFORD, Paul 334-242-7867 hope.moore@alsenate.gov
26 SCOFIELD, Clay 334-242-7876 clay.scofield@alsenate.gov
27 SHELNUTT, Shay 334-242-7794 shay.sd17@gmail.com
28 SINGLETON, Bobby 334-242-7935 bsingle362@gmail.com
29 SMITH, Harri Anne 334-242-7879 harriannesmith@graceba.net
30 SMITHERMAN, Rodger 334-242-7870 rodger.smitherman@alsenate.gov
31 STUTTS, Larry 334-242-7862 larry.stutts@alsenate.gov
32 WAGGONER, J. T. “Jabo” 334-242-7892 jabo.waggoner@alsenate.gov
33 WARD, Cam 334-242-7873 cam@camward.com
34 WHATLEY, Tom 334-242-7865 tom.whatley@alsenate.gov
35 WILLIAMS, Phil 334-242-7857 Phil@williamsstatesenate.com
You can read the bill in its entirety here [1].

Eagle Forum of Alabama believes it is important to protect Alabama's 
families from unnecessary government intrusion. Eagle Forum of Alabama 
has found research which shows that states which have passed grandparents 
bills followed with passing legislation regulating brother and sister 
relationships in regards to visitation of nieces and nephews. If you have 
more questions about HB334 please contact the Eagle Forum of Alabama Office at 
(205) 879-7096.


Links:
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[1] http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/
2016RS/PrintFiles/HB334-int.pdf