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HB 259: Families First

GENERAL BILL by Pafford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Clarke-Reed ; Cruz ; Danish ; Dudley ; Edwards ; Fullwood ; Jones, M. ; Jones, S. ; McGhee ; Moskowitz ; Pritchett ; Rader ; Rangel ; Reed ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; Richardson ; Rouson ; Saunders ; Schwartz ; Slosberg ; Stark ; Stewart ; Waldman ; Watson, C.

Families First; Sets fees & costs for dissolution or registration of domestic partnership; requires DOH to examine certificates of domestic partnership & dissolution reports; requires clerk to transmit declarations of domestic partnership; authorizes DOH to issue certified copy of certain vital records to domestic partner; includes domestic partnership within domestic violence provisions; requires DOH to create & distribute forms; provides jurisdiction over partnership proceedings; requires partnership registry; requires form to be filed to form partnership & specifies contents; authorizes partners to retain surnames; provides that any privilege or responsibility granted or imposed by statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other law because individual is or was related to another by marriage, or is child of either spouse, is granted on equivalent terms to domestic partners or individuals similarly related to domestic partners; provides exceptions; provides methods to prove existence of partnership when certificate is lost or unavailable; provides for termination of partnership.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/17/2013 House • Filed
    1/30/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 40
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 39
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 259, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/17/2013 at 3:18 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 196 (c1) Domestic Partners Sobel Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)

    Citations - Statutes (26)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.101 Petitions and records of dissolution of marriage; additional charges. Page 5 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 6 (pdf)
    97.1031 Notice of change of residence, change of name, or change of party affiliation. Page 7 (pdf)
    382.002 Definitions. Page 7 (pdf)
    382.003 Powers and duties of the department. Page 9 (pdf)
    382.0085 Stillbirth registration. Page 10 (pdf)
    382.021 Department to receive marriage licenses. Page 10 (pdf)
    382.022 Marriage application fees. Page 10 (pdf)
    382.023 Department to receive dissolution-of-marriage records; fees. Page 11 (pdf)
    382.025 Certified copies of vital records; confidentiality; research. Page 12 (pdf)
    382.0255 Fees. Page 14 (pdf)
    446.50 Displaced homemakers; multiservice programs; report to the Legislature; Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund created. Page 14 (pdf)
    741.28 Domestic violence; definitions. Page 15 (pdf)
    741.501 Page 15 (pdf)
    741.502 Page 17 (pdf)
    741.503 Page 17 (pdf)
    741.504 Page 18 (pdf)
    741.505 Page 18 (pdf)
    741.506 Page 20 (pdf)
    741.507 Page 20 (pdf)
    741.508 Page 22 (pdf)
    741.509 Page 23 (pdf)
    741.510 Page 24 (pdf)
    741.511 Page 25 (pdf)
    921.0024 Criminal Punishment Code; worksheet computations; scoresheets. Page 26 (pdf)
    943.171 Basic skills training in handling domestic violence cases. Page 31 (pdf)

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