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2011-2012 Regular Session - SB 172
Adoption; require home study by an evaluator prior to the placement of a child; recommend placement; definitions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to adoption, so as to require a home study by an evaluator prior to the placement of a child into the home of adoptive parents by a third party who is neither a stepparent nor a relative and for such study to recommend placement; to provide for definitions; to change certain provisions relating to surrender or termination of parental or guardian's rights where a child is to be adopted by a third party; to change provisions relating to the filing and contents of a petition for adoption; to change provisions relating to the timing of an adoption hearing, the required records, and filing; to change the contents of the form used for surrender of rights for adoption; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2011 - Effective Date
May/12/2011 - Act 189
May/12/2011 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/26/2011 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/14/2011 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/14/2011 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As Amended
Apr/12/2011 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/12/2011 - House Third Readers
Apr/11/2011 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/30/2011 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/30/2011 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/22/2011 - House Second Readers
Mar/21/2011 - House First Readers
Mar/16/2011 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/16/2011 - Senate Third Read
Mar/11/2011 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/10/2011 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/01/2011 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/28/2011 - Senate Hopper
3/30/2011 Withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to Judiciary; 4/12/2011 Modified Structured Rule; 4/14/2011 Senate agrees to House substitute as amended; 4/14/2011 House agrees to Senate amendment to House substitute
Apr/14/2011 - House Vote #382Yea(58)Nay(101)NV(18)
Apr/14/2011 - House Vote #381Yea(90)Nay(63)NV(24)
Apr/14/2011 - Senate Vote #353Yea(47)Nay(0)NV(2)
Apr/12/2011 - House Vote #307Yea(167)Nay(3)NV(8)
Mar/16/2011 - Senate Vote #171Yea(52)Nay(2)NV(1)
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