IN HB1172 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Passed on April 20 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-20 - Public Law 66
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Paternity actions. Allows a child, by the child's next friend, to commence a child custody proceeding under certain circumstances. Defines "next friend." Provides that a court having jurisdiction over a child who is the subject of a child in need of services proceeding or juvenile delinquency proceeding has concurrent jurisdiction with a court having jurisdiction over a paternity proceeding for the purpose of establishing or modifying paternity, custody, parenting time, or child support of the child.

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Paternity actions.


Roll Calls

2023-03-28 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-02-27 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 41 N: 2 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-02-27 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-04-20HousePublic Law 66
2023-04-20HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-04-17SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-06SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-06HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-03-28HouseHouse concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 321: yeas 95, nays 0
2023-03-27HouseMotion to concur filed
2023-03-22SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2023-03-21SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 239: yeas 41, nays 2
2023-03-20SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-03-16SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-03-06SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-02-28HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-27HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Walker G, Ford Jon, Pol
2023-02-27HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 239: yeas 95, nays 0
2023-02-23HouseRepresentative Steuerwald added as coauthor
2023-02-23HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-21HouseCommittee report: do pass, adopted
2023-02-16HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2023-02-16HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-10HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-10HouseAuthored by Representative Clere
2023-01-10HouseCoauthored by Representatives DeVon and Jackson


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