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HB 549: Determination of Parentage


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

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  • 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    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 549, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/7/2017 at 9:00 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1022 (c1) Determination of Parentage Steube Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Rules

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    742.13 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    742.19 Page 2 (pdf)

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