HB 903: Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases
GENERAL BILL by Combee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Artiles ; Campbell ; Metz
Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases; Defines "foreign law, legal code, or system"; specifies public policy on application of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings relating to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, UCCJEA, & UIFSA; provides that certain decisions rendered under such laws, codes, or systems are void; provides that certain contracts & contract provisions are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by state or federal constitutions; provides that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; provides that act doesn't require or authorize court to adjudicate, or prohibit any religious organization from adjudicating, ecclesiastical matters in violation of specified constitutional provisions or to conflict with any federal treaty or other international agreement to which U.S. is party to specified extent.
Last Action: 4/29/2014 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 386 (Ch. 2014-10) -HJ 852
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 78
• Introduced -HJ 78
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/18/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
• Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -HJ 293
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 293
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/11/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
• Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 6 -HJ 530
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 530
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 386 (Ch. 2014-10) -HJ 852
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