Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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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 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.) ... View more