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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 497
Adoption; surrender rights; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to adoption, so as to provide for pre-birth surrender of rights for a biological father to a child being placed for adoption; to provide for the dissolution of surrender rights signed by the birth mother if the biological father legitimates the child and the adoption is not granted; to clarify the authority of a birth mother to sign either a voluntary acknowledgment of legitimation or of paternity following her execution of a surrender of parental rights in support of an adoption of the same child; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2007 - Effective Date
May/23/2007 - Act 214
May/23/2007 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/30/2007 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/17/2007 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/13/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/13/2007 - Senate Third Read
Apr/11/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Apr/10/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/27/2007 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/27/2007 - House Third Readers
Mar/19/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/22/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/21/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/20/2007 - House Hopper
3/27/2007 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/17/2007 - House Vote #327Yea(158)Nay(0)NV(15)
Apr/13/2007 - Senate Vote #287Yea(41)Nay(4)NV(3)
Mar/27/2007 - House Vote #232Yea(162)Nay(1)NV(10)
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