Legislative Update: Father's Registry, Inter Alia

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Here's hoping the legislature can wrap up Senate Bill 140 (Study feasibility of voluntary acknowledgement-of-paternity registry, inter alia) when it reconvenes later this month. The history is below the fold:

Introduced by Sen. Richard L. Roeding on February 8, 2007, to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to appoint a panel, which may include members of the blue ribbon panel on adoption, to evaluate issues related to establishing and implementing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity registry. This bill requires the cabinet to report on findings by December 31, 2007.
Referred to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on February 12, 2007.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 21, 2007, to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to appoint a panel, which may include members of the blue ribbon panel on adoption, to evaluate issues related to establishing and implementing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity registry.
The substitute passed in the Senate by voice vote on February 26, 2007.
Passed in the Senate (35 to 0) on February 26, 2007. [Vote Details and Comments]
Received in the House on February 27, 2007.
Referred to the House Health and Welfare Committee on March 2, 2007.
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas J Burch on March 6, 2007, to make title amendment.
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas J Burch on March 6, 2007, to make title amendment.
The amendment passed in the House by voice vote on March 7, 2007.
Reported in the House on March 6, 2007, favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Substitute offered in the House on March 6, 2007, to require a protection and permanency panel to review and approve or disapprove a recommendation for involuntary termination of parental rights and complete the review within five working days. Otherwise, retain original provisions of the bill.
The substitute passed in the House by voice vote on March 8, 2007.
Passed in the House (96 to 0) on March 8, 2007, to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to appoint a panel, which may include members of the blue ribbon panel on adoption, to evaluate issues related to establishing and implementing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity registry; require the cabinet to report on findings by December 31, 2007. [Vote Details and Comments]
Received in the Senate on March 9, 2007.

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