KY SB43 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-04 - to Judiciary (S)
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 199 to establish a putative father registry in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; prescribe the data the registry will contain and who may access the data; amend KRS 199.480 and 199.990 to conform; amend KRS 199.473 to create a unified application for permission to place or receive a child; amend KRS 199.500 to redefine the time at which a voluntary and informed consent to adoption becomes final and irrevocable; amend KRS 199.470 to remove waiting period to file a petition for adoption; amend KRS 406.081 to require courts to resolve cases against alleged fathers who do not comply with ordered genetic testing; amend KRS 406.091 to require the party requesting that the paternity action be filed to pay for genetic testing; amend KRS 199.011, 199.502, 199.555, and 625.065 to conform.

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AN ACT relating to adoption.



2018-01-04Senateto Judiciary (S)
2018-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate

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