Senator James Beach, D-Camden, listens to testimony during the Senate Environment Committee.

29 Jun: Beach Bill Protecting Custody And Parenting Rights Of Deployed Service Members Clears Senate

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Beach (D – Camden) that would protect the custody and parenting rights of deployed service members has cleared the full Senate.

“The burdens on our deployed servicemen and women are already great enough. We don’t need to add to that burden by having them wonder if they are going to be able to see their children when they return from serving their country. Protecting their ability to stay in communication with their kids and not have their custody status changed is simply the right thing to do,” said Beach, chair of the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.