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SB 1402: Establishment of Paternity


Establishment of Paternity; Creating a presumption of a legal father; authorizing certain persons to rebut such presumption by filing a petition to determine paternity; requiring the court to hold an evidentiary hearing on the petition; requiring an evidentiary hearing, at which certain experts may testify, if an objection to the test results is filed; authorizing the court to approve, grant, or modify a parenting plan, even if the child is not physically present in the state, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 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
1/5/2024 Senate • Filed
1/10/2024 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
• Introduced
3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Judiciary