To require the biological father of a child is born out of wedlock to have registered with the “responsible father registry” proposed by House Bill 4659 in order to receive notice of an adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding. This would replace current provisions requiring a putative father to have filed a notice of intent to claim paternity. 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