H.B. No. 1747
  relating to the termination of parental rights with regard to
  certain abandoned children.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 263.407(a) and (c), Family Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  There is a rebuttable presumption that a parent who
  delivers a child to a designated emergency infant care provider in
  accordance with Subchapter D, Chapter 262:
               (1)  is the child's biological parent; [and]
               (2)  intends to relinquish parental rights and consents
  to the termination of parental rights with regard to the child; and
               (3)  intends to waive the right to notice of the suit
  terminating the parent-child relationship.
         (c)  Before the court may render an order terminating [filing
  a petition to terminate the] parental rights with regard to a child
  taken into the department's custody under Section 262.303, the
  department must:
               (1)  verify with the National Crime Information Center
  and state and local law enforcement agencies that the child is not a
  missing child; and
               (2)  obtain a certificate of the search of the
  paternity registry under Subchapter E, Chapter 160, not earlier
  than the date the department estimates to be the 30th day after the
  child's date of birth.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  child for whom the Department of Family and Protective Services
  assumes responsibility under Subchapter D, Chapter 262, Family
  Code, regardless of whether the department assumed responsibility
  for the child before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.
         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. 1747 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1747 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________