Mid-Session: Family Law

The following family law bills passed out of their originating house:

 SB 259 Parents with disabilities

SB 268 Expiration of contact preference forms

 HB 1448 Adoption

 HB 1562 Adoption petitions in any county

  • Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=3226
  • Floor amendments: Adds that a resident of Indiana who seeks to adopt a child less than 18 years of age may file a petition for adoption in any county in Indiana if either of the following is filed with the petition: (1) A written consent to the adoption from each individual whose consent to the adoption is required under Indiana law, (2) A certified copy of a court order terminating the parental rights of each parent whose consent to the adoption is required under Indiana law.
  • House Sponsor: Brown, Busch
  • Read the current bill: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1562

 SB 66 Adoption Subsidies died in its originating house.