ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION ORDERS
(House of Representatives - October 21, 1998)

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           ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION ORDERS

  Mr. SOLOMON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the 
Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 4164) to amend title 28, United States 
Code, with respect to the enforcement of child custody and visitation 
orders, with a Senate amendment thereto, and concur in the Senate 
amendment.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The Clerk read the Senate amendment, as follows:
       Senate amendment:
       Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

     SECTION 1. CHILD CUSTODY.

       (a) Section 1738A(a).--Section 1738A(a) of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``subsection (f) of this 
     section, any child custody determination'' and inserting 
     ``subsections (f), (g), and (h) of this section, any custody 
     determination or visitation determination''.
       (b) Section 1738A(b)(2).--Section 1738A(b)(2) of title 28, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting ``or 
     grandparent'' after ``parent''.
       (c) Section 1738A(b)(3).--Section 1738A(b)(3) of title 28, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``or visitation'' 
     after ``for the custody''.
       (d) Section 1738A(b)(5).--Section 1738A(b)(5) of title 28, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``custody 
     determination'' each place it occurs and inserting ``custody 
     or visitation determination''.
       (e) Section 1738A(b)(9).--Section 1738A(b) of title 28, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``and'' at the end 
     of paragraph (7), by striking the period at the end of 
     paragraph (8) and

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     inserting ``; and'', and by adding after paragraph (8) the 
     following:
       ``(9) `visitation determination' means a judgment, decree, 
     or other order of a court providing for the visitation of a 
     child and includes permanent and temporary orders and initial 
     orders and modifications.''.
       (f) Section 1738A(c).--Section 1738A(c) of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``custody determination'' 
     and inserting ``custody or visitation determination''.
       (g) Section 1738A(c)(2)(D).--Section 1738A(c)(2)(D) of 
     title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding ``or 
     visitation'' after ``determine the custody''.
       (h) Section 1738A(d).--Section 1738A(d) of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``custody determination'' 
     and inserting ``custody or visitation determination''.
       (i) Section 1738A(e).--Section 1738A(e) of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``custody determination'' 
     and inserting ``custody or visitation determination''.
       (j) Section 1738A(g).--Section 1738A(g) of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``custody determination'' 
     and inserting ``custody or visitation determination''.
       (k) Section 1738A(h).--Section 1738A of title 28, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(h) A court of a State may not modify a visitation 
     determination made by a court of another State unless the 
     court of the other State no longer has jurisdiction to modify 
     such determination or has declined to exercise jurisdiction 
     to modify such determination.''.

  Mr. SOLOMON (during the reading). Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous 
consent that the Senate amendment be considered as read and printed in 
the Record.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from New York?
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the original request 
of the gentleman from New York?
  There was no objection.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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