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  H.B. No. 567
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the state registry of paternity.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 160.415, Family Code, is amended to read
  as follows:
         Sec. 160.415.  UNTIMELY REGISTRATION. If a man registers
  later than the 31st [30th] day after the date of the birth of the
  child, the bureau of vital statistics shall notify the registrant
  that the registration was not timely filed.
         SECTION 2.  Section 160.421(a), Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  If a father-child relationship has not been established
  under this chapter, a petitioner for the adoption of or the
  termination of parental rights regarding the child must obtain a
  certificate of the results of a search of the registry. The
  petitioner may request a search of the registry on or after the 32nd
  day after the date of the birth of the child, and the bureau of vital
  statistics may not by rule impose a waiting period that must elapse
  before the bureau will conduct the requested search.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 567 was passed by the House on May 1,
  2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 567 on May 23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 567 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor