Parentage proceedings; circuit courts, etc. have concurrent jurisdiction. (SB46)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parentage proceedings; jurisdiction. Clarifies that circuit courts and juvenile and domestic relations district courts have concurrent original jurisdiction over proceedings to determine parentage. Such concurrent jurisdiction is already provided for in Chapter 3.1 (proceedings to determine parentage) of Title 20. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts and the Judicial Council. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081691866
12/20/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/16/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Committee substitute printed 080253304-S1
01/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Read second time
01/21/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080253304-S1
01/21/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB46S1
01/22/2008Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/15/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB46ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB46ER)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 200 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 201 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0201)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB282.


tracy marcus writes:

Please pass this bill. We need to allow good parents to parent and we need mental health professionals to be able to contribute to cases in front of judges/courts.