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HB 549: Determination of Parentage

GENERAL BILL by Leek

Determination of Parentage; Provides presumptions of legal parentage; authorizes petitions to challenge presumptions of legal parentage; provides petition requirements; requires court to appoint guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem under certain conditions; requires court to hold evidentiary hearing for certain purposes; requires court to require genetic testing of child & alleged parent under certain conditions; requires court to determine parental rights based on best interests of child; requires court to approve, grant, or modify parenting plan under certain conditions; requires court to enter final order or judgment for certain purposes; provides that petition does not impugn or affect child's legitimacy.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/7/2017 House • Filed
11/15/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 48
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee