Status Summary

Passed out of the Senate Committee on Law & Justice and on Feb 17th passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Did not make it out of the Senate by the House of Origin cutoff.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

Failed

Sponsor

Rolfes

This bill would authorize a party to a determination of parentage to file a petition in superior court to rescind an acknowledgment of paternity, challenge a presumption of paternity, or contest an adjudication of paternity if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that the acknowledged, presumed, or alleged father is not the genetic father of the child.  SB 5461 states that if the court enters an order finding an acknowledged, presumed, or alleged father is not the genetic father of the child based on genetic testing that shows that he is not the genetic father, he is discharged from all of the rights and duties of a parent as of the date of the order. (3) If the court enters an order determining an acknowledged, presumed, or alleged father is not the genetic father of a child, then the order must direct vital statistics to remove his name from the child's birth certificate.