Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on April 30, 2013
To authorize and specify procedures under which a parent could execute an out-of-court consent to an adoption after the child's birth. This is part of a legislative package designed to speed-up the adoption process, including reducing the time a birth-parent has to change his or her mind. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on April 30, 2013
Reported in the House on May 15, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 23, 2013
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on May 23, 2013
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013