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SB 6658: Relating to granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through the courts

SB 6658 stipulates a person who is not the parent of a child may petition for visitation of the child if: 1) the petitioner has an on-going and substantial relationship with the child; and 2) the petitioner is related to the child or parent of the child by blood or by law; and 3) the child is likely to suffer harm or a substantial risk of harm if visitation is denied. The bill also stipulates the process by which a petition for visitation for this purpose may be filed as well as the terms by which the court shall grant the visitation.