Section 1 of House Bill 369 includes a statement of public policy. Many statutes include such a statement to assist courts in interpreting the law later.

It is expressly declared in HB 369 that it is the public policy of the State of Georgia to "assure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interests of their children and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of rearing their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage or relationship.”