HB3039 HFAT Shott 2-27

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Delegate Shott moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill No. 3039 -- H. B. 3039 -- A Bill to amend and reenact §44-10-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §48-9-206 and §48-9-402 of said code, all relating to a court’s consideration of the right of a minor to nominate his or her guardian and to a court’s consideration of the expression of a preference by a child in certain child custody matters; and giving the court discretion to consider the preferences of a child under the age of fourteen years who is sufficiently matured that he or she can intelligently express a voluntary preference.