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HB 373: Release of Adoption information


Release of Adoption information; Authorizes only one avenue for disclosure of certain adoption related records without court order; removes authorization for certain adoption related records to be disclosed without court order; removes required fee for certain services & expenses; authorizes court to break seal of specified birth records upon request of certain persons under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/23/2023 House • Filed
    2/1/2023 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
    • Referred to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    3/7/2023 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    5/5/2023 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 373, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/23/2023 at 2:20 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 854 Release of Adoption Information Stewart Similar Last Action: 5/5/2023 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    63.085 Disclosure by adoption entity. Page 6 (pdf)
    63.162 Hearings and records in adoption proceedings; confidential nature. Page 1 (pdf)
    382.015 New certificates of live birth; duty of clerks of court and department. Page 4 (pdf)

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