HB14-1042

HB14-1042 - Birth Parent Access To Relinquishment Records

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Access By Birth Parents To Records Relating To The Relinquishment Of Parental Rights.

This bill requires that a custodian of records relating to the relinquishment of a child provide the following records to the child's birth parent at the time of relinquishment or at the time the document is created:

  • The original birth certificate;
  • The petition to relinquish;
  • The final order of relinquishment or other relinquishment documents;
  • The affidavit of counseling;
  • The temporary waiver of custody; and
  • The expedited relinquishment documents, if applicable.

If relinquishment records were not provided to a birth parent at the time of the relinquishment of the child or at the time the document was created and the subsequent termination of the parent-child legal relationship was not the result of a dependency and neglect action, then upon written request of the birth parent and proof of identification, the custodian of the records shall provide access to and copies of such records to the birth parent, including all documents that the birth parent signed or on which the birth parent is named.

Latest update: May 22, 2014
05/22/2014 Governor Signed
04/28/2014 Sent to the Governor
04/25/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/25/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/22/2014 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/21/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/17/2014 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/16/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/25/2014 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/17/2014 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
03/12/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/07/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/06/2014 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/05/2014 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/26/2014 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/21/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/06/2014 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/21/2014 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
01/08/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

3rd Reading Vote Summary - HB14-1042*

House Vote Summary - March 07, 2014
Yes No Excused Absent
61 0 4 0
Senate Vote Summary - April 21, 2014
Yes No Excused Absent
35 0 0 0
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