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                                                                  S.B. No. 1151




AN ACT
relating to the use of a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 159.316, Family Code, is amended by adding Subsection (j) to read as follows: (j) A voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, certified as a true copy, is admissible to establish parentage of the child. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1151 passed the Senate on April 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1151 passed the House on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, two present not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor