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2013 House Bill 4659: Revise out-of-wedlock paternity provisions
Introduced by Rep. Robert Kosowski (D) on May 2, 2013
To require the state to create a "responsible father registry” where a man who wants to be notified of an adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding for a child whom he may have fathered can register. He would have to register before or within 48 hours of 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 May 2, 2013
Reported in the House on May 22, 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 passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on May 23, 2013
To add procedures to ensure and document that a putative father received notice of a proposed adoption.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013
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. 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.
Received in the Senate on June 5, 2013
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 5, 2013

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