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Minutes for HB2549 - Committee on Judiciary

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Changing the lists of persons who are required to be given notice of the hearing on a petition for an independent or stepparent, private agency or public agency adoption and limiting a petition to terminate parental rights to adoption proceedings and setting requirements for such petitions filed separately from petitions for adoption.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 6, 2024

Chairwoman Warren opened the hearing on HB2549

Jason Thompson, Revisor's Office, provided an overview of the bill and stood for questions,  (Attachment 1)

Austin Kent Vincent, Kansas Judicial Council, provided testimony in support of the bill. He stated The Committee unanimously agreed the language should be clarified to forestall attempts to misuse the statute in the future.  (Attachment 2)

There being no further conferees, Chairwoman Warren closed the hearing on HB2549.