Enrolled Senate Bill (S)
Authored by: Sen. Joseph Zakas, Sen. Brent Steele, Sen. John Broden
Co-Authors: Sen. Lonnie Randolph, Sen. Rodric Bray, Sen. Randall Head
Sponsors: Rep. Kathy Richardson
  • Sen. Joseph Zakas
    Sen. Joseph Zakas

    Author

  • Sen. Brent Steele
    Sen. Brent Steele

    Author

  • Sen. John Broden
    Sen. John Broden

    Author

  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph
    Sen. Lonnie Randolph

    Co-Author

  • Sen. Rodric Bray
    Sen. Rodric Bray

    Co-Author

  • Sen. Randall Head
    Sen. Randall Head

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Kathy Richardson
    Rep. Kathy Richardson

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Rebecca Kubacki
    Rep. Rebecca Kubacki

    Co-Sponsor

DIGEST

Petitions for adoption. Prohibits granting an adoption while certain appeals are pending. Provides that the court in which a petition for adoption has been filed has exclusive jurisdiction over the child if there is a petition for adoption and a paternity action pending at the same time. (Current law provides exclusive jurisdiction when there is a petition for adoption and a petition for paternity pending.) Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the task of studying whether a father who has abandoned a birth mother during pregnancy should be required to consent to the adoption of the child. (The ... introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on courts.)