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House Journal: Page 2106: Wednesday, May 1, 1996

Kreiman of Davis offered the following amendment H-6067 filed by
him and Hurley from the floor and moved its adoption:


 1     Amend Senate File 2265, as amended, passed, and
 2   reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
 3     1.  Page 1, by inserting before line 1 the
 4   following:
 5     "Section 1.  Section 598.7A, Code Supplement 1995,
 6   is amended to read as follows:
 9     In addition to the custody mediation provided
10   pursuant to section 598.41, unless the court
11   determines that a history of domestic abuse exists as
12   specified in section 598.41, subsection 3, paragraph
13   "j", or unless the court determines that direct
14   physical harm or significant emotional harm to the
15   child, other children, or a parent is likely to
16   result, or unless the action involves a child support
17   or medical support obligation enforced by the child
18   support recovery unit, on the application of either
19   party, or on the court's own motion, the court may
20   require shall determine in each domestic relations
21   proceeding or modification of any order relating to
22   those proceedings whether the parties to the
23   proceeding shall participate in mediation to attempt
24   to resolve differences between the parties relative to
25   the granting of a marriage dissolution decree, if the
26   court determines that mediation may effectuate a
27   resolution of the differences without court
28   intervention.  The court may order participation in
29   mediation at any time prior to the entering of a final
30   order or the granting of a final decree.
31     The costs of mediation shall be paid in full or in
32   part by the parties, as determined by the court and
33   taxed as court costs."
34     2.  Page 1, line 1, by striking the word and
35   figure "Section 1." and inserting the following:
36   "Sec. 2."
37     3.  Page 1, by striking lines 3 through 13 and
38   inserting the following:
39     "1.  The parties to any action which involves the
40   issues of child custody or visitation shall
41   participate in a court-approved course to educate and
42   sensitize the parties to the needs of any child or
43   party during and subsequent to the proceeding within
44   forty-five days of the service of notice and petition
45   for the action or within forty-five days of the
46   service of notice and application for modification of
47   an order.  Participation in the course may be waived
48   or delayed by the court for good cause including, but

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