Bill Text: NY A00460 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to adoption by a petitioner where such petitioner's parentage is legally-recognized.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-04 - REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES [A00460 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00460-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, BARRETT, GOTTFRIED, FAHY, RYAN, WEPRIN,
          CARROLL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  RIVERA  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to adoption by a
          petitioner where such petitioner's parentage is legally-recognized
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 110 of the domestic relations  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new closing paragraph to read as follows:
     3    A  petition to adopt, pursuant to the terms of this article, where the
     4  petitioner's parentage is legally-recognized under New  York  State  law
     5  shall  not be denied solely on the basis that the petitioner's parentage
     6  is already legally-recognized.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.