New expression for the day: “To be NPO’d”.
To be suckered by National Parents Organization
Florida people, you are all a twitter about SB250 yet you never bothered to read the current statutes to find out that Florida already has a presumption of equal custody. What I want one of you explain is why a bill was pushed that has language or legal effect that makes no changes to the current laws of the state . Was it by choice that you have decided that you want to continue the current flawed laws of the state or was it because you have fallen for the “sexy” term of a presumption?
Presumptions of shared parenting, even presumptions of equal parenting have been in existence in family law since the 1990’s. Ohio has had one since before 1992 and still the State of Ohio has admitted that custody awards go 70/30% in favor of the mothers. We have found only one state that does not have a presumption in their statutes. If you have followed introduced and past bills over the last several years you will see that South Dakota went nuts when they passed a presumption but then as soon as it was signed into law admitted that it would not do what they thought it would do and were already looking to make changes. Talk about going right back to the starting blocks.
Makes me wonder why Florida is pushing a bill as a great thing that is nothing better than what already exists in the state. Did no one bother to check the current statute?
Missouri advocates have done the same by failing to check current law.
These are just the latest states that NPO has pulled this in and then bragged that it is a great success story.
They tried it in Ohio after the last equal custody bill we wrote and got introduced. They were lobbying for several things that were contained in that bill much with much weaker language. That is right; they were lobbying for their own proposals after a bill was introduced. This letter was written 4 months after that bill was introduced and 10 months after they were informed that the bill was coming.
Only excuse that Ned Holstein has ever given has been “We don’t think it will pass.” Funny Ned; that is the same excuse you used when strong language changes were proposed during the Massachusetts Task Force on Family Law. With NPO receiving nearly $2 Million in donations over the last 10 years one has to wonder if they don’t feel it with pass or if they worry that passage would cut into their donation.
They thought they would succeed but failed when they couldn’t support themselves in a stakeholders meeting held by Senator LaRose (they had met with him and presented the same) on SB144. Don Hubin of their national board sat silent as every proposal that they threw at Senator Bacon in that letter was again placed on the table and met with questions as to why they wanted to weaken already introduced language or why they wanted to introduce something that was already in the Ohio Revised Code.
We archive everything and make as much info available as possible and this is the info distributed from that stakeholders meeting.
The State has a copy of GA 129 SB144 on their website in the bills archive.
That bill will never come back nor should it because of changes to Ohio Case Law and do to further research that we have done. We have assured that it will not, and the new language has already been submitted.
Ohio will not get NPO’d – how about you?
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