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HB 903: Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases

GENERAL BILL by Combee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Artiles ; Campbell ; Metz

Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases; Defines "foreign law, legal code, or system"; specifies public policy on application of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings relating to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, UCCJEA, & UIFSA; provides that certain decisions rendered under such laws, codes, or systems are void; provides that certain contracts & contract provisions are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by state or federal constitutions; provides that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; provides that act doesn't require or authorize court to adjudicate, or prohibit any religious organization from adjudicating, ecclesiastical matters in violation of specified constitutional provisions or to conflict with any federal treaty or other international agreement to which U.S. is party to specified extent.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/29/2014 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 386 (Ch. 2014-10) -HJ 852
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/12/2014 House • Filed
2/20/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 78
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 78
3/14/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/18/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/18/2014 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -HJ 293
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 293
4/9/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/11/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
4/11/2014 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 6 -HJ 530
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 530
4/28/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
4/29/2014 House • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 386 (Ch. 2014-10) -HJ 852