Paternity; genetic tests to determine parentage, relief from paternity, certain actions, penalty. (HB1077)

Introduced By

A.C. Cordoza with support from co-patron Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Paternity; genetic tests to determine parentage; relief from paternity; certain actions; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly gives any false information or makes any false statements for the purpose of determining paternity is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill further requires an alleged father of a child be informed of his option to request the administering of a genetic test prior to being entered as the father on a birth certificate. The bill further states that, in addition to any other available legal relief, an individual relieved of paternity who previously paid support pursuant to a child support order entered in conjunction with the set-aside paternity determination may file an action against the other party for repayment of any such support. Read the Bill »


02/10/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103900D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB1077)
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1077)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/11/2022Continued to 2023 in Courts of Justice

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