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HB 159 Domestic relations; adoption; substantially revise general provisions

Voted on Friday February 24, 2017

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

This legislation is a massive rewrite of Georgia's broken adoption law. The last time it was revised was 1990. The author incorrectly stated in the well of the House that I hadn't been born by then, but I corrected him during debate. Among many other provisions, one of the most important provisions is to allow out of state residents to finalize an adoption of a Georgian born child in Georgia- avoiding conflicts with other state laws.

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Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 0 0%
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 0 0%
Excused 11 100% Majority Vote

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