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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Frush, Glenn, Hubbard, Jones, Kipke, Lee, McIntosh, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, and Tarrant
Adoption - Access to Birth and Adoption Records and Search, Contact, and Reunion Services


Making provisions of law authorizing access to birth and adoption records by specified adoptees and biological parents applicable to adoptions in which a juvenile court entered an order for adoption before January 1, 2000; repealing provisions of law limiting, under specified circumstances, access to specified information in birth and adoption records by adoptees and biological parents for adoptions in which a juvenile court entered an order for adoption on or after January 1, 2000, except under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/23 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Investigations and Inquiries -see also- Crim Bckgrnd Invest.
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 5-321 , 5-339 , 5-351 , 5-359 , 5-3A-19 , 5-3A-35 , 5-3A-42 , 5-3B-21 , 5-3B-29 , 5-4B-01 , 5-4B-02 , 5-4B-11 )
Health - General
( 4-219 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
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