Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on May 2, 2013 To establish that if a court is notified that the person whom it determines to be the father of a child born out of wedlock has not filed with the “responsible father registry” proposed by House Bill 4659 in a timely manner, it may permanently terminate the putative father's parental rights. This is part of a legislative package designed to speed-up the adoption process, including reducing the time a birth-parent has to change his or her mind. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on May 2, 2013
Reported in the House on May 22, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 23, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013