HB 1543 would amend the uniform parentage act, already in statute, to establish a process where a survivor, who becomes pregnant as a result of a sexual assault and who elects to raise the child, can seek the court's assistance in avoiding continued forced interactions with the rapist which eliminates another barrier to healing from the assault. The bill outlines the proposed process and necessary evidence to prove the person seeking parental rights or presumed to be a legal parent committed sexual assault crime.
Passed out of the House on Feb 27. Passed out of the Senate on Apr 20. Governor signed on May 5. Effective date is 7/23/17.