27 Feb Legislative Alert: CALL NOW! Action is needed today to STOP House Bill 239!!!!
Child custody bill, HB 239 placed on the House Judiciary Committee calendar
HB 239 was placed on the House Judiciary Committee calendar for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
This bill was written by attorneys of the Alabama Law Institute, Family Law Committee. Even though HB 239 suggests that children should have “frequent and continuing” contact with their parents, the bill fails to define “frequent and continuing,” and preserves the status quo of standard visitation, thus unduly restricting a child to 4-6 days a month with one parent.
HB 239 ignores current research and expert opinion. As a result, the bill fails to act in the best interests of the child, fails to equally protect the child’s relationship with both fit parents, and places Alabama children at risk of juvenile incarceration, teen pregnancy, suicide, drug use, and sex trafficking.
You can read the bill in its entirety here.
Representative Jim Hill, retired St. Clair County Circuit Judge, is the sponsor of HB 239.
We ask you to take a moment today to contact as many of these committee members as you can and urge them to vote “NO” on HB 239.
Below are the listed Judiciary Committee members:
Representative’s Office Phone email
Jones, Mike (Chair) 334-242-7739 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hill, Jim (Vice Chair) 334-242-7743 email@example.com
Ball, Mike 334-242-7683 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beckman, Paul 334-242-7499 email@example.com
Black, Marcel 334-242-7686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coleman, Merika 334-242-7755 email@example.com
Drake, Dickie 334-242-7727 firstname.lastname@example.org
England, Chris 334-242-7703 email@example.com
Farley, Allen 334-242-7767 firstname.lastname@example.org
Faulkner, David 334-242-7265 email@example.com
Fridy, Matt 334-242-7775 firstname.lastname@example.org
Givan, Juandalynn 334-242-7684 email@example.com
Holmes, Mike 334-242-7215 firstname.lastname@example.org
McClammy, Thad 334-242-7780 email@example.com
Pettus, Phillip 334-242-7600 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for social equality, families, and for the innocent children who do not have a voice in this matter. Together, we will make a difference and let our voices and concerns be heard in Montgomery.