West Virginia Legislature
2016 Regular Session
House Bill 2460
(By Delegates Perdue, Rodighiero, Hicks, Marcum, R. Phillips, J. Nelson, Butler, Westfall, Campbell and Perry)
[Introduced January 13, 2016; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §48‑10‑902 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the effect of adoption on grandparent visitation rights.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §48‑10‑902 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. GRANDPARENT VISITATION.
§48‑10‑902. Effect of adoption of the child.
If a child who is subject to a grandparent
visitation order under this article is later adopted, the order for grandparent
is automatically vacated when the order for adoption is entered,
unless the adopting parent is a stepparent, grandparent or other relative of
the child. remains in effect unless vacated in the order of adoption.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to keep a grandparent visitation order in place unless it is vacated in the adoption order.
Strike‑throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.