2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 500
Sponsored By:
Senators Raskin, Astle, Brochin, Colburn, Conway, Currie, Forehand, Garagiola, Jacobs, Jones, Kelley, King, Klausmeier, Kramer, Lenett, Madaleno, McFadden, Middleton, Mooney, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Robey, Rosapepe, Stoltzfus, Stone, and Greenip
Family Law - Denial of Paternity, Custody, and Visitation


Excluding as a father of a child a man who has committed a specified sexual crime against the child's mother for purposes of specified provisions relating to the paternity of a child in a guardianship or adoption proceeding under specified circumstances; requiring a court to consider a specified statement when making a specified finding; prohibiting a court from requiring publication of specified information under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 4/1 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Janet Greenip, District 33
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Rona E. Kramer, District 14
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus, District 38
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Custody
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Sexual Offenses
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 5-3A-06 , 5-3B-05 , 5-306 , 9-101.2 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 298677/01     Offered on: March 19, 2008   at: 10:27 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 21, 2008: Third Reading Passed (46-0)