10 Apr Legislative Update -1
Alabama Senate Continuing the Rebuild Alabama Crusade
Wonderful news! Bipartisan legislation has been introduced to protect a child’s relationships with both parents. The “Children’s Equal Access Act” has been filed as Senate Bill 266 (“SB 266”). The Children’s Equal Access Act continues the “Rebuild Alabama” conversation. Let’s Rebuild Families by fixing Alabama child custody law. Laws that were last modified 22 years ago and that have had no significant change in the application of law since 1852. The Children’s Equal Access Act aims to maximize a child’s time with both parents during a divorce or separation. You can read the bill in its entirety here.
SB 266, includes feedback from experienced family law attorneys and judges, the Alabama Law Institute Family Law Standing Committee, and the Alabama Family Rights Association Advisory Committee.
The “Children’s Equal Access Act” (SB 266) incorporates recommendations from research-based conclusions of more than 40 studies and the consensus of over 100 social scientists regarding child custody. The experts agree that shared parenting should be the norm for parenting plans because they produce better outcomes for children compared to the current, “standard visitation”.
Please call or email the senators listed below and thank them for sponsoring/co-sponsoring legislation that puts children first in Alabama.
Together we can make our voices heard to support children having two parents!
Name Sponsor or Co-Sponsor Phone Email
Senator STUTTS, Larry Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0862 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator ALLEN, Gerald Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0861 email@example.com
Senator BARFOOT, Will Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0895 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator BUTLER, Tom Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0884 email@example.com
Senator CHESTEEN, Donnie Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0890 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator COLEMAN-MADISON, Linda Co-Sponsor (D) (334) 261-0864 Linda.Coleman-Madison@birminghamal.gov
Senator PRICE, Randy Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0874 email@example.com
Senator SESSIONS, David Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0882 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator SHELNUTT, Shay Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0794 email@example.com
Senator WAGGONER, J.T. Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator WILLIAMS, Jack Co-Sponsor (R) (334) 261-0829 email@example.com
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Thank you so much for taking a moment to stand up and be heard!
ALFRA State Vice President
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Martin Luther King, Jr.