Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 28

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-14-6-4.

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.





Bray




    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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SENATE BILL No. 28



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 31-14-6-4 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 biological father parent of the child in the action. The court shall determine the manner in which reimbursement for the costs is to be made.
    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.