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State Senate group to hold hearing in Lower Makefield


At the request of Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m today (Oct. 17) in Lower Makefield Township to discuss “Kayden’s Law,” his legislation (Senate Bill 868) that would require courts to consider the safety of the child before providing a parent with custody or unsupervised visitation.

Kayden’s Law is named after 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso of Lower Makefield Township, who was killed by her father last year during an unsupervised visit. The father was granted unsupervised visitation despite a troubling evaluation that revealed a history of suicidal thoughts, depression and violent tendencies.

The hearing is at Lower Makefield Township Community Center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley.

The committee is chaired by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18).