Citations Affected: IC 31-14; noncode.
Synopsis: Genetic testing. Allows the state or political subdivision to
recover costs of genetic testing from a person found to be the biological
parent of a child in a paternity action. (The introduced version of this
bill was approved by the commission on courts.)
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
January 16, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 21, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed.
January 22, 2003, engrossed.
January 23, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
family law and juvenile law.
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. If the state or a
political subdivision of the state pays the initial costs of blood testing
or genetic testing in a paternity action, the state or political
subdivision may recover those costs from an individual found to be the
father parent of the child in the action. The court shall
determine the manner in which reimbursement for the costs is to be
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] IC 31-14-6-4 , as amended by this act, does not negate a court order entered before July 1, 2003, requiring an individual found to be the biological father of a child to reimburse the state or a political subdivision for the costs of genetic testing.