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HB 259 (2013) -  Families First

by Pafford (CO-SPONSORS) Berman; Clarke-Reed; Cruz; Danish; Dudley; Edwards-Walpole; Fullwood; Jones, M.; Jones; McGhee; Moskowitz; Pritchett; Rader; Rangel; Reed; Rehwinkel Vasilinda; Richardson; Rouson; Saunders; Schwartz; Slosberg; Stark; Stewart; Waldman; Watson, C.
Sets fees & costs for dissolution or registration of domestic partnership; requires DOH to examine certificates of domestic partnership & dissolution reports; requires clerk to transmit declarations of domestic partnership; authorizes DOH to issue certified copy of certain vital records to domestic partner; includes domestic partnership within domestic violence provisions; requires DOH to create & distribute forms; provides jurisdiction over partnership proceedings; requires partnership registry; requires form to be filed to form partnership & specifies contents; authorizes partners to retain surnames; provides that any privilege or responsibility granted or imposed by statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other law because individual is or was related to another by marriage, or is child of either spouse, is granted on equivalent terms to domestic partners or individuals similarly related to domestic partners; provides exceptions; provides methods to prove existence of partnership when certificate is lost or unavailable; provides for termination of partnership.
Effective Date: July 1, 2013
Last Event: Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee on Friday, May 3, 2013 7:16 PM

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 05/03/2013 - 7:16 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/05/2013 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/30/2013 - 5:35 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/30/2013 - 5:35 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/30/2013 - 5:35 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/30/2013 - 5:35 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/30/2013 - 5:35 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 01/17/2013 - 3:18 PM Member: Pafford Committee: Version: __