07RS SB140

SB140

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SB 140 (BR 271) - D. Roeding

     AN ACT relating to a voluntary acknowledgement-of-paternity registry.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 213 to establish a voluntary acknowledgment-of-paternity registry within the Vital Statistics Branch, Cabinet for Health and Family Services by January 1, 2008; permit a putative father to register no later than 30 days after the birth of a child; require the cabinet to date and file a submitted form by mother and father's name; require the putative father to be responsible for updating information in the registry; require a notified putative father to file an affidavit of paternity before the adoption hearing; permit a putative father to revoke registration; permit the cabinet to charge a fee for conducting a search of the registry; require the cabinet to establish the registry by administrative regulation; require the cabinet to provide public notice of the registry; permit persons with legitimate interest to request a search; require an affidavit of a search to be submitted with the petition for adoption; require the cabinet to respond to a search within 10 days and notify a putative father if he was identified; require a mother to notify a birth father that an adoption affidavit has been filed; amend KRS 213.036 to require local registrars to provide forms and information on the registry; amend KRS 213.046 to require a hospital to provide forms and information on the registry; amend KRS 199.011 to define putative father and voluntary acknowledgment-of-paternity registry; amend KRS 199.480 to require filing a paternity affidavit to assert paternity or registration on the father registry to be a party to an action for leave to adopt a child; amend KRS 490 to require a termination of parental rights petition to include an affidavit of the putative father registry search; amend KRS 199.502 to permit termination of parental rights if a putative father had not registered; amend KRS 625.050 to require a petition for termination of parental rights to include an affidavit of a registry search; amend KRS 625.065 to require filing a paternity affidavit to assert paternity or registration on the registry to be a party to an involuntary termination action; amend KRS 625.090 to permit termination of parental rights if a putative father has not registered; SECTIONS 2 TO 12 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008.

SB 140 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Delete original provisions of the bill; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to appoint a panel, which may include members of the blue ribbon panel on adoption, to evaluate issues related to establishing and implementing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity registry; require the cabinet to report on findings by December 31, 2007.

     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to require a protection and permanency panel to review and approve or disapprove a recommendation for involuntary termination of parental rights and complete the review within five working days; create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to require the Chief Justice to establish rules of administrative procedure relating to the management of juvenile cases; amend KRS 199.502 to require separate counsel for an indigent parent who does not exercise custodial control of the child in a proceeding for adoption without parental consent and to specify the fee shall not exceed $500 to be paid by the petitioner; amend KRS 620.080 to require a temporary hearing to be held within five days of required date if waived by the parent; specify that the court provide the parent with information and materials about court proceedings and expectations prior to beginning a temporary removal hearing; require appointment of counsel for child and counsel for indigent parent prior to a temporary removal hearing and permit appointment of other counsel or advocate; specify fees, require court to advise parent and child of rights if additional proceedings are necessary; amend KRS 620.100 to require consideration of prior appointments of counsel for adjudication hearings and make technical changes; amend KRS 625.041 to specify that both parents, if known, are parties to an involuntary termination of parental rights proceedings; amend KRS 625.080 to permit the court to order additional requirements for parent-child visitation during pendency of termination proceedings; amend KRS 625.110 to specify parents' right to appeal termination order and appointment of counsel for indigent parent, and specify fees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45 to require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to authorize payment to an attorney as counsel with documented training; amend KRS 202B.210 to make technical amendments.

     HCA (1/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 8-introduced in Senate
     Feb 12-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-received in House
     Mar 2-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title); floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2007
     Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title)
     Mar 9-received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title)
     Mar 12-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; returned to Health & Welfare (S)

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