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HB 0003 - Child custody proceedings; parental rights; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Sailor,Ron 93rd
Last Action: 2/14/2007 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Chapter 9 of Title 19. When an unmarried mother wants to surrender her parental rights to her newborn child, the child cannot be transferred to the custody of a third party without the consent of the biological father. If the identity of the biological father is known, the mother must provide notice in writing of her intent to surrender her rights.  The father will have three days after receiving notice to object in writing to the transfer of custody.  If the biological father objects to the transfer and the mother does not want custody, the father shall assume custody.  If the identity of the biological father is unknown or if the father does not want custody the mother may proceed with the transfer.

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