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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 197

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An Act Concerning Visitation Rights of Great-grandparents

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA §1801,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 and affected by Pt. E, §2, is amended to read:

§ 1801. Short title

This chapter is known and may be cited as the "Grandparents and Great-grandparents Visitation Act."

Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA §1802, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. C, §37 and affected by Pt. F, §1, is further amended to read:

1. Grandparent.   "Grandparent" is a parent of a child's parent or the parent of the parent of a child's parent. "Grandparent" includes a parent of a child's parent whose parental rights have been terminated pursuant to Title 18-C, section 9-204 or Title 22, chapter 1071, subchapter 6, but only until the child's adoption.

Sec. 3. Maine Revised Statutes headnote amended; revision clause. In the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, chapter 59, in the chapter headnote, the words "visitation rights of grandparents" are amended to read "visitation rights of grandparents and great-grandparents" and the Revisor of Statutes shall implement this revision when updating, publishing or republishing the statutes.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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