Child Custody Bill Amended to Remove Medical Marijuana

March 30 - As we were assured this week by Assemblyman Nestande's office and the Assembly Judiciary committee, AB2365 has been amended to take out a reference to medical marijuana. The amended language is below.

The bill will have a hearing before Assembly Judiciary on April 10.

BILL NUMBER: AB 2365 AMENDED BILL TEXT

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MARCH 29, 2012

INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Nestande

An act to amend Section 3011 of the Family Code, relating to child custody.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 3011 of the Family Code is amended to read:
3011. In making a determination of the best interest of the child in a proceeding described in Section 3021, the court shall, among any other factors it finds relevant, consider all of the following...
 
(d) The habitual or continual illegal use of controlled substances, the habitual or continual abuse of alcohol, or the habitual or continual abuse of prescribed controlled substances by either parent. Before considering these allegations, the court may first require independent corroboration, including, but not limited to, written reports from law enforcement agencies, courts, probation departments, social welfare agencies, medical facilities, rehabilitation facilities, or other public agencies or nonprofit organizations providing drug and alcohol abuse services. As used in this subdivision, "controlled substances" has the same meaning as defined in the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code.

Read CalNORML's letter on AB2365