SB 28/FN/LM (BR 925) - D. Roeding
AN ACT relating to the Fatherhood Information System of Kentucky.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to establish a putative father registry to be called the Fatherhood Information System of Kentucky within Cabinet for Health and Family Services; require the cabinet to consider contracting to operate the registry; require the cabinet to provide public information on the registry including how to revoke a registration; prohibit a fee for registering; permit a putative father to register before or after the birth of a child; require the cabinet to date and file a submitted form; require the cabinet to attempt to notify a registered putative father if a search identifies him; permit persons with legitimate interest to request a search; permit the cabinet to charge a fee for conducting a search of the registry; require an affidavit of a search to be submitted with the petition for adoption; permit the cabinet to contact a putative father in circumstances other than an adoption if it is in the best interest of the child and the putative father has given consent to be contacted under other circumstances; require the cabinet to respond to a request for a search within 10 days and verify the attempt to notify a putative father if he was identified; require the cabinet to establish the registry by administrative regulation; amend KRS 199.490 to require a termination of parental rights petition to include an affidavit of the registry search; amend KRS 213.036 to require local registrars to provide forms and information on the registry; amend KRS 213.046 to require a hospital to provide forms and information on the registry; amend KRS 625.050 to require a petition for termination of parental rights to include an affidavit of a registry search.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Judiciary (S)