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 [email protected]
2 ALLEN, Gerald 334-242-7889 [email protected]
3 BEASLEY, Billy 334-242-7868 [email protected]
4 BLACKWELL, Slade 334-242-7851 [email protected]
5 BREWBAKER, Dick 334-242-7895 [email protected]
6 BUSSMAN, Paul 334-242-7855 [email protected]
7 CHAMBLISS, Clyde 334-242-7883 [email protected]
8 COLEMAN, Linda 334-242-7864 [email protected]
9 DIAL, Gerald 334-242-7874 [email protected]
10 DUNN, Priscilla 334-242-7793 [email protected]
11 FIGURES, Vivian Davis 334-242-7871 [email protected]
12 GLOVER, Rusty 334-242-7886 [email protected]
13 HIGHTOWER, Bill 334-242-7882 [email protected]
14 HOLLEY, Jimmy 334-242-7845 [email protected]
15 HOLTZCLAW, Bill 334-242-7854 [email protected]
16 LIVINGSTON, Steve 334-242-7858 [email protected]
17 MARSH, Del 334-242-7877 [email protected]
18 McCLENDON, Jim 334-242-7898 [email protected]
19 MELSON, Tim 334-242-7888 [email protected]
20 ORR, Arthur 334-242-7891 [email protected]
21 PITTMAN, Trip 334-242-7897 [email protected]
22 REED, Greg 334-242-7894 [email protected]
23 ROSS, Quinton T., Jr. 334-242-7880 [email protected]
24 SANDERS, Hank 334-242-7860 [email protected]
25 SANFORD, Paul 334-242-7867 [email protected]
26 SCOFIELD, Clay 334-242-7876 [email protected]
27 SHELNUTT, Shay 334-242-7794 [email protected]
28 SINGLETON, Bobby 334-242-7935 [email protected]
29 SMITH, Harri Anne 334-242-7879 [email protected]
30 SMITHERMAN, Rodger 334-242-7870 [email protected]
31 STUTTS, Larry 334-242-7862 [email protected]
32 WAGGONER, J. T. “Jabo” 334-242-7892 [email protected]
33 WARD, Cam 334-242-7873 [email protected]
34 WHATLEY, Tom 334-242-7865 [email protected]
35 WILLIAMS, Phil 334-242-7857 [email protected]
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

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