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HB 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services. House: Human Services Postponed
HB 547 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 759 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the establishment of a tuition and fee payment program for certain adopted children enrolled in career schools or colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 834 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to regulating the custody transfer of an adopted child; creating a criminal offense. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 928 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to assisting certain children who are in foster care in the process of applying to institutions of higher education. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2129 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to notify certain organizations regarding the adoption of certain children. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2294 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to jurisdiction in a suit for adoption of a child and the mandatory transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship to the court in which a suit for adoption is pending. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 3096 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the recruitment and evaluation of foster care providers and the placement of children with foster care providers. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3372 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4198 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the payment by prospective adoptive parents of certain expenses of the birth mother. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 4241 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to measures to ensure certain adopted students are informed regarding their eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
SB 329 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted persons. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 566 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the qualifications for a person conducting an adoption evaluation. Senate: State Affairs Received from the Senate
SB 948 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie W.
Relating to certain information provided to prospective adoptive parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1206 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to access to certain health records and information regarding a child placed for adoption. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1329 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 1362 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2114 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to certain duties of a parent or guardian regarding information in reports prepared by the Department of Family and Protective Services in adoption cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 537 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 984 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1145 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an information clearinghouse to facilitate embryo adoption and the provision by physicians of embryo adoption information to certain patients. House: Public Health Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1391 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1449 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1781 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2790 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to measures to ensure certain adopted students are informed regarding their eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 3730 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the creation of a committee to study adoption practices in this state. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3857 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 250 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 314 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 820 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 201 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 604 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 843 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to persons entitled to notice of and to participation in certain hearings regarding a child in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1014 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1209 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1661 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2776 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2844 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to adoption services of the Department of Family and Protective Services with respect to sibling groups. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2845 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the persons entitled to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 714 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 912 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1245 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1402 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to access to records and certain information in those records regarding a child placed for adoption. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 42 83-2 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a pregnant woman's completion of an adoption education course before performance or inducement of an abortion; providing penalties. Filed
HB 121 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 415 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 420 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a subsidy under an adoption assistance agreement for certain adoptive parents of children in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 769 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 835 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1782 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a report on efforts made by the Department of Family and Protective Services to place children in adoptive homes. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2968 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 287 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 187 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a subsidy under an adoption assistance agreement for certain adoptive parents of children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 428 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1032 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to suits for adoption of a child in certain cases involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2080 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2860 81-0 (2009) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to financial assistance programs in connection with certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3604 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3887 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file suit to adopt a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4470 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 231 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the adoption of a child who has an adjudicated, presumed, or acknowledged father. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 499 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: England, Kirk
Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1277 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1411 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Relating to financial assistance programs in connection with certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2080 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to treating and reducing child abuse and neglect and improving child welfare, including providing assistance for adoptive parents and foster care providers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 525 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 772 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including the powers and duties of domestic relations offices and the conducting of social studies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1359 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the maximum amount of a monthly subsidy that may be paid under adoption assistance agreements for certain children with special needs. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1703 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the transfer of an embryo except in an adoption proceeding; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2702 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions and health benefits coverage subsidies for certain adopted children. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
HB 3537 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the adoption of a child by a person serving in the military. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 205 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: White Delisi, Dianne
Relating to the privacy of protected health information. House: Government Reform
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 221 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 804 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to standing for certain persons to file a suit for the adoption of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 872 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the maximum amount of a monthly subsidy that may be paid under adoption assistance agreements for certain children with special needs. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1098 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to a subsidy for health benefits coverage for certain adopted children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1567 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the creation of the adoption incentive program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 204 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to inheritance rights of adopted adults. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 239 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 240 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 770 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1999 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the preparation of medical history reports by parents who relinquish children for adoption. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2311 79-0 (2005) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to prohibiting the transfer of an embryo except in an adoption proceeding; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 364 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1328 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie
Relating to the privacy of protected health information. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1377 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to certain fees imposed by the secretary of state and the maximum amount that may be imposed in connection with the adoption of a child in another country. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 233 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to standing to file a suit requesting termination of the parent-child relationship or adoption. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 806 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Relating to the recognition of foreign adoptions and the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 916 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to a petition for the adoption of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 980 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the circumstances under which a child may be adopted. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1497 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the adoption of an adult. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1648 78-0 (2003) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file suit to adopt a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1689 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to certain agreements in connection with an adoption order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1746 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to an exemption from tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education for certain adopted students. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2203 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil Relating to the adoption of, or termination of parental rights regarding, a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2886 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain certificates and reports filed with the bureau of vital statistics. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2979 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 151 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Relating to the recognition of foreign adoptions and the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 579 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain records in an adoption placement by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 53 78-3 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 25 78-4 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 240 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to eligibility of certain employees for unemployment compensation benefits after the birth or adoption of a child. House: Economic Development No action taken in subcommittee
HB 590 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the adoption of biological siblings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1266 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the identification and location of absent parents and relatives for children removed from their parents' care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1632 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain requirements in connection with suits for the termination of the parent-child relationship and the adoption of children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1634 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain payments allowed in an adoption case. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1635 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to standing to file a suit requesting termination of the parent-child relationship or adoption. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1767 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to certain information available to adopted persons. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered by s/c in work session
HB 1921 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the continuation of adoption assistance after the 18th birthday of certain children. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2094 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for advertising for the adoption of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2261 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate for certain adopted persons. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3063 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to certain records pertaining to adoptions. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3341 77-0 (2001) Author: Moreno, Joe Relating to health insurance coverage for adopted children. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
SB 1000 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the recognition of foreign adoptions and the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 1064 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to adoption services of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services with respect to sibling groups. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 382 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to placing a child in a foster home or adoptive home. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 468 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to a direct or collateral attack on the validity of certain orders affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 625 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the hearing date on an adoption. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1181 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the placement of certain children for adoption or in substitute care. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1622 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the parent-child relationship and to suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2086 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the terms of an adoption order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2294 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the identification and location of absent parents and relatives for children removed from their parents' care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2355 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the adoption, protection, and placement of children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 2356 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to adoptions. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3270 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the involvement of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in the adoption of certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 3741 76-0 (1999) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to regulation by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services of certain child-care facilities, family homes, and child-placing agencies. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1754 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the identification and location of absent parents and relatives for children removed from their parents' care. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 999 75-0 (1997) Author: Galloway, Carolyn Relating to the validity of adoption orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1835 75-0 (1997) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1900 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3200 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the Adoptive Parent Registry. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 52 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Galloway, Carolyn
Relating to the validity of certain orders affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 669 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to incentives for adoptive parents of certain children. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 670 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to adoption incentives for licensed child-placing agencies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1445 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 655 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the recodification of statutes relating to parents and children and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1106 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to prohibiting the advertisement for placement of a child for adoption; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Postponed in committee
HB 1107 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to preparation and distribution by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services of an adoption information form. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1108 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to requiring a criminal background check for a prospective adoptive parent. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1109 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to a mandatory study into the circumstances and condition of the home of a person seeking to adopt a child. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2127 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to adoption of a child by a foster parent. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2262 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to prohibiting the consideration of race or ethnicity as a factor in adoption or foster care placements. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2468 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee for the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services on programs for promoting the adoption of and provision of services to minority children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 2482 74-0 (1995) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the establishment of a registry for the adoption of certain children. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 49 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the offense of the unauthorized placement of a child for adoption. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 161 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to adoption services. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 169 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the interstate placement of and assistance to children; creating offenses and providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 176 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to procedures affecting the parent-child relationship, including the regulation of adoption procedures; creating offenses and providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
SB 291 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to voluntary adoption registries. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1487 74-0 (1995) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Conley, Karyne
Relating to prohibiting the consideration of race or ethnicity as a factor in adoption or foster care placements. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 196 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to prohibiting the consideration of race in adoptions and foster care. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 957 73-0 (1993) Author: McDonald, Nancy | et. al.
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to the review of placement of a child under the care of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1861 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including the regulation of adoption procedures; creating an offense. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 19 73-0 (1993) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including the regulation of adoption procedures; creating offenses and providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 329 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the consideration of race or ethnicity as a primary factor in adoptions and foster care placements. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
HB 1685 72-0 (1991) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the establishment of statewide computer listings of children in the care of the Texas Department of Human Services who are available for adoption and of parents available to adopt. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2104 72-0 (1991) Author: Vowell, Jack Relating to services and programs offered by the Texas Department of Human Services to a family after an adoption. House: Human Services Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 2123 72-0 (1991) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to the completion of a social study before making certain temporary orders in a suit in which an adoption is sought. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 2151 72-0 (1991) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the preparation of a social study in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in which an adoption is sought. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HCR 135 72-0 (1991) Author: Goolsby, Tony Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study the practices of confidential intermediaries in adoptions. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 1270 72-0 (1991) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to services and programs offered by the Texas Department of Human Services to a family after an adoption. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1447 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to requirements of a social study in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in which an adoption is sought. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1530 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al.
Sponsor: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Relating to minimum standards promulgated by the Department of Human Services for child-placing agencies and to records pertaining to children placed for adoption. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 113 71-0 (1989) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the preparation of a social study in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 188 71-0 (1989) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to provision of certain health insurance benefits to certain adopted children. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 875 71-0 (1989) Author: Denton, Betty | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of information on the sexual or physical abuse of a child in the social history report prepared for the child's adoption. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 879 71-0 (1989) Author: Barton, Erwin
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the preparation of a social study in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1134 71-0 (1989) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to access to records concerning a child after the entry of a decree of adoption and to records kept by the Texas Department of Human Services after the entry of decrees in suits affecting the parent-child.... House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1136 71-0 (1989) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to the preparation of a social study in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in which an adoption is sought. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1379 71-0 (1989) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the filing of a petition that requests the adoption of a child. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1806 71-0 (1989) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to children placed for adoption, postadoption services for adoptees and the adoptive families. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 2694 71-0 (1989) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to children placed for adoption. House: Human Services 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2939 71-0 (1989) Author: Kubiak, L.B.
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the authority of certain statutory county courts to grant adoption of adults. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 1372 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the preparation of a social study in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1374 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to access to records concerning a child after the entry of a decree of adoption and to confidential records kept by district clerks, by the Texas Department of Human Services, and by the Texas Department of ... Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1505 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al.
Sponsor: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Relating to children placed for adoption. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 40 70-0 (1987) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the criminal records of proposed adoptive parents. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 82 70-0 (1987) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to assistance for certain adopted children and to the authority of the Texas Department of Human Services to enter into reciprocity agreements with agencies of other states to provide assistance for those children. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 128 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the waiver of certain pre-adoption report requirements. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 931 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to health, social, educational, and genetic history reports in suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which an adoption is sought. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 962 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the disclosure of confidential information concerning adoptions and to the offense of impersonating certain persons with the intent to secure confidential information from a mutual consent voluntary adoption registry. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Services
No action taken in committee
HB 1282 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to provision of maternity benefits for mothers of adopted children. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 1994 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to access to confidential information contained in birth records and indexes maintained by the Texas Department of Health and local registrars of births. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1996 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the case files and records of a licensed child-placing agency. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 546 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to emergency disclosure of the identity of a birth parent. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 655 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to provision of maternity benefits for mothers of adopted children. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 656 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Eckels, Robert
Relating to health, social, educational, and genetic history reports in suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which an adoption is sought. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1057 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to minimum standards for and the qualifications of persons conducting social studies before an adoption. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
HB 1276 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to assistance for certain adopted children and to the authority of the Texas Department of Human Resources to enter into reciprocity agreements with agencies of other states to provide assistance for those children. House: Human Services 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1431 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 267 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Kubiak, L.B.
Relating to medical care and financial assistance for certain adopted children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 832 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in s/c
SB 1055 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to adoption by estoppel of a child who dies before its adoption is finalized and to the birth and death records of that child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 29 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of the department of human resources to obtain criminal records of a person providing or applying to provide adoptive or foster care. House: Human Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 422 68-0 (1983) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to medical care subsidies for certain adopted children. House: Human Services Referred to Committee on Human Services
HB 753 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the reproduction and maintenance of the records of adoption proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 914 68-0 (1983) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to medical assistance and counseling for certain expectant mothers and mothers and their parents. House: Human Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1128 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths, enforcement of the vital statistics law, and providing a hearing for a person whose application for a copy of a record is refused. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1174 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to the establishment and funding of mutual consent voluntary adoption registries and the maintenance and confidentiality of, and access to, adoption records and birth certificates; providing penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1370 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the filing and docketing of certain suits for adoption. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1859 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin Relating to the eligibility to adopt a child. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 371 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Polk, Mary
Relating to medical care subsidies for certain adopted children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 777 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to mutual consent voluntary adoption registries and the maintenance and confidentiality of and access to adoption records and birth certificates; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 512 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to adoption services of the Texas Department of Human Resources for hard-to-place children. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1247 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to the adoption of children by family members and to the appointment by family members as conservators for children. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 2093 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to eligibility to adopt a child. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HCR 207 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Memorializing Congress to provide tax deduction for adoption fees and costs. House: Rules
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 210 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Directing Department of Human Resources to continue full assistance to private adoption agencies. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 214 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to adoption services of the Texas Department of Human Resources for hard-to-place children. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1003 67-0 (1981) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to eligibility to adopt a child. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1222 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee Relating to form and contents of birth certificates. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 1227 66-0 (1979) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Relating to authority of county child welfare boards. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 196 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Gonzales, Arnold
Relating to payments for the benefit of hard-to-place adopted children. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 217 65-0 (1977) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Allred, Dave
Relating to the offense by certain persons of offering to accept, agreeing to accept or accepting or offering to give, agreeing to give, or giving a thing of value for a child for the purpose of adoption; providing certain exceptions to the application of the Act; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 371 64-0 (1975) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to exempting physicians and attorneys from provisions of the Public Welfare Act of 1941, as amended, requiring a license for certain activities relating to the placement of children for adoption. House: Health & Welfare Referred to subcommittee
HB 1041 64-0 (1975) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the adoption of a child by a stepparent in certain circumstances without a prior termination of the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1166 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the adoption of a child in certain circumstances without a prior termination of the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1571 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to material to be sent to the department of public welfare by the clerk of the district court on the entry of a decree of adoption. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1672 64-0 (1975) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to providing certain benefits for adopted children under certain policies, contracts, and certificates of accident and sickness insurance. House: Insurance Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 2021 64-0 (1975) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to bringing a child into the state for placement for adoption. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective in 90 days
SB 34 64-0 (1975) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Allred, Dave
Relating to offering or agreeing to give or accept or giving or accepting anything of value for children for the purpose of adoption; providing a penalty. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 445 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to exempting attorneys providing certain legal services from provisions of the Public Welfare Act of 1941. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 763 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Schieffer, Tom
Relating to placement of hard-to-place children for adoption and for financial assistance; authorizing use of state funds under certain circumstances. House: Social Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 816 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Maloney, Robert
Relating to material to be sent to the Department of Public Welfare by the clerk of the District Court on the entry of a decree of adoption; eliminating certain provisions as to handling subsequent inquiries or records concerning an adopted child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 928 64-0 (1975) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to bringing a child into the state for placement for adoption. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 262 63-0 (1973) Author: Sutton, G.J.
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to the adoption of children by members of the same race. House: Human Resources
Senate: Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 303 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to assessment of costs for adoption investigation services in the probation department for Wichita County. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 1639 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to costs for adoption investigation services in a probation department; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 470 62-0 (1971) Author: Graves, Curtis M.
Sponsor: Jordan, Barbara
Relating to a program to assist families in the adoption of hard-to-place children.
HB 1428 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to the adoption of negro and white children.
HB 1572 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to the adoption of a white child by a negro person and of a negro child by a white person.
HB 94 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to the time when an adoption hearing may be held.
HB 844 60-0 (1967) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to the petition and service of process in adoption proceedings involving non-consenting parents.
SB 193 60-0 (1967) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to adoption by a married person who is not legally an adult.
SB 582 60-0 (1967) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the petition and service of process in adoption proceedings involving non-consenting parents; prescribing a limitation of actions.
HB 264 59-0 (1965) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee Relating to the time for hearing a petition for adoption.
HB 1024 59-0 (1965) Author: Johnson, Jacob Edgar "Jake" Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee in adoption cases filed in counties having a population of more than 1,200,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
SB 354 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the confidentiality of adoption records filed with the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 146 58-0 (1963) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to providing notice to parents who have not executed instruments consenting to adoption.
HB 389 58-0 (1963) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to clarifying the adoption procedure and to safeguarding the confidentiality of the records in the case of the children of parents whose parental rights have been terminated by the Juvenile Court or other court of competent jurisdiction.
HB 710 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Donald M. "Don" Relating to repealing Section 8 of Chapter 177, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, 1931, which is codified in Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes as Article 46a.
HB 712 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Donald M. "Don" Relating to repealing Section 4 of Chapter 428, Acts of the 50th Legislature, 1947, which is codified as Article 46b-1 in Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.
HB 957 57-0 (1961) Author: Wilson, J. Edgar Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the confidentiality of adoption records filed with the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 1037 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, III, Maco Relating to amending a certain Act clarifying the adoption procedure in the cases of the children of parents whose parental rights have been terminated by the Juvenile Court or other court of competent jurisdiction.
HB 651 55-0 (1957) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the status of adopted children for inheritance and other purposes.
HB 201 54-0 (1955) Author: Hunt, Billy Eugene Relating to adoptions; amending Statutes so as to permit the court to do all acts pertaining to adoptions in either term time or vacation.
HB 146 52-0 (1951) Author: Abington, William Henry Relating to amending certain acts by prescribing certain facts relating to petitioner and child to be included in petitions for the adoption of a minor child; amending Statutes relating to the written consent necessary for the adoption of a child, and providing exceptions; relating to the status of adopted children for inheritance and other purposes; relating to the validation of adoptions.
HB 328 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that the petitioner for adoption of a child, and the child to be adopted, if fourteen (14) years of age or over be required to attend the adoption hearing, and providing an exception for certain members of the Armed Services of the United States of America.
SB 38 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending certain acts prescribing certain facts relating to petitioner and child to be included in petitions for the adoption of a minor child.
HB 892 51-0 (1949) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to provide for re-adoption with written consent of foster parents and upon compliance with the General Laws of this State relating to adopting proceedings; providing for inheritance.
SB 84 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for legal relationship between an adopted child and its parent or parents by adoption; providing a saving clause.
HB 37 50-0 (1947) Author: Oltorf, Frank Calvert "Posh" | et. al. Relating to permitting the State Department of Public Welfare to have access to information on adoptions as reported to the Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health; providing for certain additional information, and providing for the safeguarding of the confidential nature of adoption records.
HB 221 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to permitting the adoption of adults in the same manner as is now provided for the adoption of minors.
HB 369 50-0 (1947) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide for the adoption of minors; validating adoption; providing a severance or a saving clause.
SB 28 50-0 (1947) Author: Chadick, T. C. Relating to amending a previous Act, permitting the State Department of Public Welfare to have access to information on adoptions as reported to the Bureau of Vital Statistics; repealing clause; saving clause.
SB 169 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the adoption of minors, establishing legal relations between the children and parents by adoption, establishing and protecting adopted children's right to inherit; providing a severance or a saving clause.
HB 637 49-0 (1945) Author: Files, Rae Mandette Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for a uniform system of reporting adoptions to the State Department of Public Welfare; providing a repealing clause; providing a saving clause.
HB 386 48-0 (1943) Author: Bond, Thomas R. Relating to amending certain Act by providing procedure for annulment of adoption.
HB 628 48-0 (1943) Author: Goodman, James H. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that if the husband is deceased, divorced, or permanently or temporarily outside the limits of the United States or if his whereabouts are unknown, the mother shall have the right to file with the local registrar the certificate of marriage to which may be attached a birth certificate for each child giving certain information.
SB 83 48-0 (1943) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the degree entered in adoption proceedings shall designate the natural parent or parents thereby deprived of parental status and rights, and providing that the adoption laws shall not be construed to deprive any natural parent, except the parent designated in the adoption proceedings of such natural parent's status, rights and duties.
HB 770 47-0 (1941) Author: Boone, Sr., Lester Carl Relating to amending certain Acts changing residence requirements of petitioner, and redefining venue; prescribing duties of the Division of Child Welfare in respect to investigation for the Courts in adoption proceedings.
SB 368 47-0 (1941) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to amending certain Acts by changing residency requirements of petitioner, and redefining venue; prescribing duties of the Division of Child Welfare or its agent in respect to investigation for the Courts in adoption proceedings.
HB 457 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending a certain Article relating to petitions for adoption so as to provide for hearings thereon during vacation of court.
HB 508 46-0 (1939) Author: Allison, Alvin Ray Relating to requiring the consent of the Division of Child Welfare and the Division of Public Welfare, State Board of Control for importation of children; declaring a penalty in violation of such provision.
HB 614 46-0 (1939) Author: Segrist, Kal | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the filing of the birth record of an adopted child in the local registrar's office.
SB 253 46-0 (1939) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to amending a certain Act relating to laws governing adoption of children.
HB 1016 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for waiver of notice in adoption cases where living parents have abandoned child for five years and cannot be located.
HB 732 44-0 (1935) Relating to proceedings in adoption of children.
SB 19 43-2 (1934) Relating to validating the adoption papers that were signed by the adopting parent or parents prior to January 1st, 1923, and making the Acts of adoption prior thereto valid, whether the adoption papers were authenticated or acknowledged as deeds are required to be, or whether same were filed for record prior to the death of the adopting parent or parents.
SB 383 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to providing for the adoption of minors, establishing legal relations between the children and adopted parents and repealing Title 3 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, Revision of 1925.
HB 29 38-0 (1923) Author: Hull, Thomas Phillip Relating to amending legislation relating to the adoption of heirs, so as to permit the adoption of minors only as legal heir, and defining and designating the rights, privileges, and inheritances of heirs by adoption.
SB 46 36-3 (1920) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to amending certain laws providing for the adoption of a child where the parent or parents have voluntarily abandoned such child.
HB 325 34-0 (1915) Author: Beason, Augustine L. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws providing the manner of adoption by any person of another to be his legal heir, providing for the authentication or acknowledgment and recording of the statement in writing evidencing such adoption and providing further that such statement in writing shall be recorded in the General Land Office.
HB 16 30-0 (1907) Relating to adoption of children, by providing for the transfer, by the natural to the adoptive parents, of the custody and parental authority over an adopted child.

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