Pennsylvania Senate Moves Child custody Bill Honoring Kayden Mancuso for Second Time

A Pennsylvania Senate committee has approved for a second time a bill that puts the health, welfare and safety of a child above other factors in parental custody matters.

Senate Bill 78 — better known as Kayden's Law — was reintroduced and unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

The committee unanimously approved the custody reform bill in September, but it had to be reintroduced because the previous legislative session expired before the bill could be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. 

The legislation is named after Kayden Mancuso, 7-year-old Lower Makefield girl who  was murdered by her biological father during an unsupervised court-ordered overnight visit in August 2018. The father then committed suicide.