HBA-SEP S.B. 769 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 769 By: Harris Juvenile Justice & Family Issues 4/26/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, when a court issues an order regarding custody of a child, the noncustodial parent does not have to be informed of the parent's right to file for modification of that order. Senate Bill 769 provides that such an order must inform the noncustodial parent of the parent's right to modification and list the grounds for modification. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 769 amends the Family Code to provide that an order in a suit that provides for the possession of or access to a child must contain a notice informing the parent of a child with whom the child does not primarily reside of the parent's right to file for modification of the terms of possession or access for certain reasons. The required notice must contain the grounds for modification listed in a prominently displayed statement that is in boldfaced type, capital letters, or underlined. The office of the attorney general shall provide that forms used in providing services to members of the public must also contain such a notice. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.