Working to transform the child welfare system.


HB 1543: Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors

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.