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2014 House Bill 5583: Revise paternity determination process
  1. Introduced by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on May 15, 2014, to establish a paternity revocation process for a determination for a man deemed be a child’s genetic father solely on the basis of genetic testing, if the genetic tests were inaccurate, or the man's genetic material was not available to the child's mother, or if a man who has DNA identical to the genetic father is the child's father.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on May 15, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 21, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 106 to 2 in the House on September 18, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 23, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on September 23, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 22, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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