FL H0549 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on March 10 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-10 - Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Provides presumptions of legal parentage; authorizes petitions to challenge presumptions of legal parentage; provides petition requirements; requires court to appoint guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem under certain conditions; requires court to hold evidentiary hearing for certain purposes; requires court to require genetic testing of child & alleged parent under certain conditions; requires court to determine parental rights based on best interests of child; requires court to approve, grant, or modify parenting plan under certain conditions; requires court to enter final order or judgment for certain purposes; provides that petition does not impugn or affect child's legitimacy.

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Determination of Parentage



2018-03-10HouseDied in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee
2018-03-10HouseIndefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
2017-11-15HouseReferred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Same As/Similar To

S1022 (Similar To) 2018-03-10 - Died in Rules

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
74213Amended CodeSee Bill Text
74219Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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