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HB 344: Paternity; parties beyond movants in a child support case request a genetic test; allow

Voted on Wednesday March 1, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This legislation allows either party to apply for a paternity test when battling a child support order.
The bill also allows the Dept. of Human Services to deny a request for genetic testing in a case where there is an underlying child support order. The Dept. can deny if there was a test that was already completed, if the child has been adopted, if the child was conceived via artificial insemination or if the Dept. of Human Services previously offered a paternity test and the person now requesting denied it.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 173 96.1% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 3 1.7%
Excused 4 2.2%