Introduced by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on August 24, 2011, to exempt a unmarried father who obtains sole custody of newborn from certain legal procedures used to force reimbursement of birth expenses.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 24, 2011.
Re: 2011 House Bill 4883 (Revise unmarried father birth expense detail ) by csp7798 on February 20, 2012 The mother is already exempt from birth expense charges if she has sole custody, or even if she doesn't. This bill relates specifically to Medicaid paid birth expenses, which are collected from the father, but not the mother. If the father later marries the mother, he is exempt from the charges. Under the current law, the mother never has to reimburse Medicaid, but the father does, even if he has sole custody of the child. A mother can neglect, abuse, abandon her baby and not have to pay a dime toward birth expenses. The father, on the other hand, has to pay even if he is raising the child by himself. The current law is discriminatory against custodial fathers.
Re: 2011 House Bill 4883 (Revise unmarried father birth expense detail ) by lilstoetz on September 2, 2011
This sounds discriminatory torward the mother who obtains sole custody of a newborn. If the father is exempt under the stated conditions, the mother should be also.
2011 House Bill 4883 (Revise unmarried father birth expense detail ) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the House on August 24, 2011