BILL NO. 41
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Grandparents' Rights Affirmation Act
The Honourable Ross Landry
Minister of Justice
First Reading: April 23, 2012
Second Reading: May 1, 2012
Third Reading: May 7, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill adds an explicit reference to the ability of a grandparent or other member of a child's family (other than a parent or guardian) to make an application for custody or access with the leave of the court.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Grandparents' Rights Affirmation Act.
2 Subsection 18(2) of Chapter 160 of the Acts of 1989, the Maintenance and Custody Act , as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1990, is further amended by striking out "other person with leave of the court," and substituting "or, with leave of the court, a grandparent, other member of the child's family or another person".
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