Senator Garrison says the bill closes a legal loophole that could have denied visitation rights for some Oklahoma grandparents.
Robin Hurley of Edmond is one grandparent who is praising the passage of this bill. Her daughter Veronika died 30 minutes before giving birth to her daughter Rylee. She was later denied visitation rights to her granddaughter.
“I think the passage of this bill is awesome, not just for myself, but for other families who have been in this situation,” Mrs. Hurley said. “It’s not fair to the families to keep the grandparents out of a child’s life who has already suffered a tremendous loss.”