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The DC Code: § 16-4604.02 Definitions.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Abduction" means the wrongful removal or wrongful retention of a child.
2
"Child" means an unemancipated individual who is less than 18 years of age.
3
"Child-custody proceeding" means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is at issue. The term includes a proceeding for divorce, dissolution of marriage, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship, paternity, termination of parental rights, or protection from domestic violence.
4
"Petition" includes a motion or its equivalent.
5
"Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
6
"Travel document" means records relating to a travel itinerary, including travel tickets, passes, reservations for transportation, or accommodations. The term "travel document" does not include a passport or visa.
7
"Wrongful removal" means the taking of a child that breaches rights of custody or visitation given or recognized under the law of this state.
8
"Wrongful retention" means the keeping or concealing of a child that breaches rights of custody or visitation given or recognized under the law of this state.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-293, see notes following § 16-4601.01. For Law 17-378, see notes following § 16-4604.01. Editor's Notes Former § 16-4604.02 has been recodified as § 16-4605.03 by D.C. Law 17-378, § 2(e). Uniform Law This section is based upon § 2 of the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act. See Vol. 9, Pt. 1A, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4604.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 31, 2009, D.C. Law 17-378, § 2(d), 56 DCR 1572.)