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2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 159
Domestic relations; adoption; substantially revise general provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions for adoption, so as to substantially revise the general provisions applicable to adoptions; to change the requirements for adopting children; to provide for a nonresident to allow an adoption of his or her child; to provide for adoption of foreign-born children; to provide for a waiver to revoke a surrender of parental rights; to change the age for individuals to access the Adoption Reunion Registry; to revise and provide for forms; to provide for the annulment of an adoption under certain circumstances; to amend Code Section 15-11-320 of the O.C.G.A., relating to termination of parental rights, so as to correct a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Sep/01/2018 - Effective Date
Mar/03/2018 - Act 285
Mar/03/2018 - House Date Signed by Governor
Mar/02/2018 - House Sent to Governor
Feb/05/2018 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Feb/01/2018 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
Feb/01/2018 - House Immediately Transmitted to Senate
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Transmitted House
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Third Read
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Engrossed
Jan/11/2018 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/22/2017 - Senate Recommitted
Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/20/2017 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/27/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/24/2017 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/24/2017 - House Third Readers
Feb/16/2017 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/31/2017 - House Second Readers
Jan/30/2017 - House First Readers
Jan/26/2017 - House Hopper
2/24/2017 Modified Structured Rule; 3/22/2017 Withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to Senate Committee on Judiciary; 1/18/2018 Engrossed in Senate; 1/18/2018 Immediately transmitted to House; 2/1/2018 House agreed to Senate Substitute as House amended; 2/1/2018 Immediately transmitted to Senate; 2/5/2018 Senate agreed to House Amendment to Senate Substitute
Feb/05/2018 - Senate Vote #420Yea(53)Nay(2)NV(1)
Feb/01/2018 - House Vote #457Yea(168)Nay(0)NV(4)
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Vote #396Yea(40)Nay(13)NV(0)
Jan/18/2018 - Senate Vote #395Yea(36)Nay(17)NV(0)
Feb/24/2017 - House Vote #108Yea(165)Nay(0)NV(4)
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