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CS/SB 964: Termination of Parental Rights

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Abruzzo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Clemens

Termination of Parental Rights; Providing that a parent’s rights may be terminated if the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the child was conceived during an act of unlawful sexual battery; creating a presumption that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the child if the child was conceived as a result of an unlawful sexual battery; requiring the court to accept a guilty plea or conviction as conclusive proof that the child was conceived by a violation of criminal law, etc.

Effective Date: July 1, 2013, and applies to all unlawful acts of sexual battery occurring before, on, or after that date
Last Action: 6/10/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-132
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2013 Senate • Filed
2/21/2013 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Criminal Justice; Judiciary -SJ 69
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 69
3/7/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/12/13, 2:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
3/12/2013 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 209
3/13/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/15/2013 Senate • Now in Criminal Justice -SJ 209
3/18/2013 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 216
3/27/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/01/13, 12:15 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
4/1/2013 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 278
4/2/2013 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 278
4/3/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/08/13, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/8/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 363
4/9/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 363
4/11/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/16/13
4/16/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/13
4/24/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 535
• Amendment(s) adopted (406886) -SJ 535
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 535
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 708
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 708
• Immediately certified -SJ 708
4/26/2013 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 915
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
• Received -HJ 915
4/29/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 962
• Substituted for CS/HB 887 -HJ 962
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/30/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 999
• CS passed; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 999
4/30/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 881
5/28/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/7/2013 • Approved by Governor
6/10/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-132