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Each year Disability Rights California legal and legislative staff identify possible legislative fixes for issues affecting people with disabilities. Several legislative proposals are written, and based on priority, political climate and the approval of our Board of Directors, among other factors, we decide which if any bills it will sponsor. Then legislative staff work on finding the right legislator to become the author of each bill, and persuading that legislator to take on the bill. This year we are sponsoring:
SB 1188 (Wright) will provide that a parent's disability may not be the basis for granting child custody or visitation to another party, and may not be reason to limit custody or visitation, unless there is a finding that it would not be in the best interest of the child. Read our support letter (pdf).