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CS/HB 597: Adoption Records

GENERAL BILL by Health Quality Subcommittee ; Stark ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes ; Jenne ; Rodriguez, A.M. ; Watson, C.

Adoption Records; Provides that name & identity of birth parent, adoptive parent, & adoptee may be disclosed from adoption records without court order under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/30/2019 House • Filed
2/6/2019 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 69
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 69
3/8/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 03/12/19, 8:30 am, Webster Hall
3/12/2019 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 412
3/13/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/13/2019 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 399
3/14/2019 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 424
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 424
3/19/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/21/19, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
3/21/2019 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 480
3/21/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 480
4/4/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
4/10/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 610
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 652
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 652
4/18/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 396
4/22/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 396
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy