HB0001 (CH0004)

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Family Law - Child Conceived Without Consent - Termination of Parental Rights (Rape Survivor Family Protection Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 4

Synopsis:Authorizing a court, under certain circumstances, to terminate the parental rights of an individual convicted of or found to have committed an act of nonconsensual sexual conduct against the other parent that resulted in the conception of a child; specifying that a termination of parental rights under the Act terminates completely certain rights and the parent's responsibility to support the child, including payment of child support; requiring the court to refer an unrepresented parent to legal services or to appoint counsel; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Busch, Kipke, Adams, Afzali, Ali, Anderson, Anderton, Angel, Arentz, Atterbeary, Aumann, Barkley, B. Barnes, D. Barnes, Barron, Barve, Beidle, Beitzel, Branch, Bromwell, Brooks, Buckel, Carey, Carozza, Carr, Cassilly, Chang, Ciliberti, Clark, Clippinger, Cluster, Conaway, Corderman, Cullison, Davis, Ebersole, Fennell, Flanagan, Folden, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Ghrist, Gibson, Gilchrist, Glass, Glenn, Grammer, Gutierrez, Hayes, Haynes, Healey, Hettleman, Hill, Hixson, Holmes, Hornberger, C. Howard, S. Howard, Impallaria, Jackson, Jacobs, Jalisi, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kittleman, Knotts, Korman, Kramer, Krebs, Krimm, Lafferty, Lam, J. Lewis, R. Lewis, Lierman, Lisanti, Long, Luedtke, Malone, Mautz, McComas, McConkey, McCray, McDonough, McIntosh, McKay, McMillan, Metzgar, Miele, A. Miller, W. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morgan, Morhaim, Mosby, Otto, Parrott, Patterson, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Platt, Proctor, Queen, Reilly, Rey, Reznik, Robinson, Rose, Rosenberg, Saab, Sample-Hughes, Sanchez, Shoemaker, Simonaire, Sophocleus, Stein, Sydnor, Szeliga, Tarlau, Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vallario, Vogt, Waldstreicher, Walker, A. Washington, M. Washington, West, Wilkins, Wilson, Wivell, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: SB0002
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Emergency Bills
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Legal Aid
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Sexual Offenses
Statutes of Limitation
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony
Statutes:Article - Family Law
(5-1401 through 5-1405)

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February 13, 2018 3:56 P.M.