21 Feb Legislative Alert: Your Voice is needed – CALL NOW!
Child custody bill, SB 186 placed in the Senate Judiciary Committee
A bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” SB 186 was filed February 14, 2017 and placed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This bill will create an equal starting points in all child custody cases for children and their parents. As a result, the bill will equally protect children’s relationships with both of their fit parents; and reduce placing Alabama children at risk for juvenile imprisonment, teen pregnancy, suicide, drug use, and sex trafficking.
The Children’s Equal Access Act, SB186 incorporate the latest research and creates “a rebuttable presumption in favor of a division of equal or approximately equal time between two fit parents and children”.
You can read the bill in its entirety here.
Senator Larry Stutts is the sponsor (with 9 co-sponsors) has requested SB186 be placed on the Judiciary Committee agenda for a vote February 22, 2017.
We ask you to take a moment today to contact as many of these committee members as you can and urge them to vote “YES” on SB 186. Communicate that you deeply appreciate their commitment to doing what’s right in Montgomery; especially by putting children’s and families first.
Below are the listed Judiciary Committee members:
Senators Office Phone email
Ward, Cam (Chair) 334-242-7873 firstname.lastname@example.org
Williams, Phil (Vice Chair) 334-242-7857 Phil@williamsstatesenate.com
Albritton, Greg 334-242-7843 email@example.com
Coleman-Madison, Linda 334-242-7864 firstname.lastname@example.org
Figures, Vivian 334-242-7871 email@example.com
Orr, Arthur 334-242-7891 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed, Greg 334-242-7894 email@example.com
Sanders, Hank 334-242-7860 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scofield, Clay 334-242-7876 email@example.com
Singleton, Bobby 334-242-7935 firstname.lastname@example.org
Smitherman, Rodger 334-242-7870 email@example.com
Stutts, Larry 334-242-7862 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatley, Tom 334-242-7865 email@example.com
We ask for everyone to please take a few moments by calling or emailing the listed members above before noon Wednesday.
Thank you for taking a moment to stand up and be heard. Together we can make our voices heard to protect children relationships with both of their biological parents.