Session of 2000
By Representatives Lloyd and Loyd

10             AN  ACT concerning child custody; relating to custody when one parent
11             is deceased.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) When a custodial parent who has primary residential
15       custody of a child is deceased, the court shall determine the party to
16       receive custody of the child, based on the best interests of the child.
17             (b) In making a determination hereunder, the court shall consider,
18       but is not limited to, the following:
19             (1) Maintenance of regular visitation, contact or communication with
20       the child by the nonprimary residential custodial parent.
21             (2) Current payment of support for the child by the nonprimary res-
22       idential custodial parent.
23        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
24       publication in the statute book.