82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3314, Chapter 573

Chapter 573

H.B. No. 3314

AN ACT
relating to a requirement that an attorney ad litem appointed for a
child file a statement with the court regarding the attorney ad
litem's meeting with the child or other specified person.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1i. Section 107.004(d), Family Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(d) Except as provided by Subsection (e), an attorney ad
litem appointed for a child in a proceeding under Chapter 262 or 263
shall:
(1) meet before each court hearing with:
(A) [-)-] the child, if the child is at least
four years of age; or
(B) [4] the individual with whom the child
ordinarily resides, including the child's parent, conservator,
guardian, caretaker, or custodian, if the child is younger than
four years of age; and
(2) if the child or individual is not present at the
court hearing, file a written statement with the court indicating
that the attorney ad litem complied with Subdivision (1).
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.

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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3314, Chapter 573. [Austin, Texas]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311477/. Accessed December 18, 2014.