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

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


In the Senate - Conference Committee Appointed

Synopsis:Authorizing a court, under specified 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; prohibiting the court from terminating parental rights under specified circumstances; specifying that a termination of parental rights under the Act terminates completely specified rights and responsibilities of a parent; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Anderson, Angel, Arentz, Atterbeary, Aumann, Barkley, B. Barnes, Barron, Barve, Beidle, Branch, Bromwell, Busch, Carozza, Carr, Clippinger, Conaway, Cullison, Davis, Ebersole, Fennell, Folden, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glass, Glenn, Grammer, Gutierrez, Healey, Hettleman, Hill, Hixson, Hornberger, C. Howard, Jackson, Jameson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kipke, Kittleman, Korman, Krebs, Krimm, Lafferty, Lam, R. Lewis, Lierman, Lisanti, Luedtke, Malone, McComas, McCray, McIntosh, Metzgar, Miele, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morhaim, Oaks, Parrott, Patterson, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Platt, Proctor, Queen, Rey, Reznik, Robinson, Rose, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Sophocleus, Stein, Sydnor, Tarlau, Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, M. Washington, West, B. Wilson, C. Wilson, Wivell, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0574
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Indigent Persons
Legal Aid
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Protection Orders
Sexual Offenses
Statutes of Limitation
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony
Statutes:Article - Family Law
(5-1401 through 5-1405)

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November 28, 2017 1:00 P.M.