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Family Law – Minors – Emancipation (Emancipation of Minors Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Atterbeary


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Extending the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to include a petition for the emancipation of a minor; establishing that a minor who is at least 16 years old may become emancipated from a parent or legal guardian under certain circumstances; authorizing a minor to file a petition for emancipation in the minor's own name subject to certain requirements; prohibiting a parent from filing a petition for the emancipation of a minor; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Atterbeary and Dumais
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Armed Forces -see also- Military Department; Veterans
Child Abuse and Neglect
Clerks of Court
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest
Juvenile Causes
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Motor Vehicle Administration
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Family Law
(1-201, 5-2A-01 through 5-2A-07)
Article - Human Services
Article - Transportation

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March 8, 2018 4:39 P.M.