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CS/HB 597: Adoption Records
GENERAL BILL by Health Quality Subcommittee ; Stark ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes ; Jenne ; Rodriguez, A.M. ; Watson, C.
Adoption Records; Provides that name & identity of birth parent, adoptive parent, & adoptee may be disclosed from adoption records without court order under certain circumstances.
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 69
• Introduced -HJ 69
• On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 03/12/19, 8:30 am, Webster Hall
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 412
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 399
• Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 424
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 424
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/21/19, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
• Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 480
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 480
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
• Read 2nd time -HJ 610
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 652
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 652
• In Messages
• Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 396
• Received -SJ 396
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy
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