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SB 1476: Paternity of a Child


Paternity of a Child; Requires that an unmarried biological father be individually notified of the filing of a dependency petition under certain circumstances. Provides that notice of the petition for dependency is not required if the unmarried biological father signs an affidavit of nonpaternity or consents to termination of his parental rights. Requires the notice to specifically warn the unmarried biological father that, if he fails to initiate specified activities, he will be precluded from contesting the petition for dependency, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 168
• Introduced -SJ 168
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary