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CS/CS/CS/SB 590: Adoption

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Judiciary ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Detert ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz

Adoption; Redefining the terms “abandoned” or “abandonment” and “parent”; revising the circumstances under which an adoption consent is valid, binding, and enforceable; requiring a court to determine, under certain circumstances, whether a change of placement of a child is in the child’s best interests, rather than whether the change of placement is appropriate, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/23/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-71
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/20/2015 Senate • Filed
11/2/2015 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy -SJ 43
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 11/19/15, 9:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
11/19/2015 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 127
11/23/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 127
1/7/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/12/16, 3:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 43
• CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 184
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 118
1/14/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 184
• CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 209
1/15/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 01/20/16, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/20/2016 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
1/21/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 239
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/28/16
• CS/CS/CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time -SJ 241
1/28/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 270
• Amendment(s) adopted (421686) -SJ 270
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 270
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/2/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 284
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 284
2/10/2016 House • In Messages
2/25/2016 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 596
• Received -HJ 596
2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
3/1/2016 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 673 -HJ 616
• Read 2nd time -HJ 617
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 650
• CS passed; YEAS 119 NAYS 0 -HJ 651
3/2/2016 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 593
3/8/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 839
3/23/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-71