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Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act | AB 1349 | 2011

Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act

Bill Number: AB 1349

This bill clarifies that the courts, in cases where the child has both a presumed parent and a parent established by a voluntary declaration of paternity, can consider the relationship between the child and his or her non-biological parents when they are asked to rule on who the child’s legal parents are. This bill ensures that California’s parentage laws continue to protect and preserve children’s established family relationships.



Status: Introduced on February 18, 2011. Passed by Assembly Judiciary Committee on April 26, 2011. Passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 14, 2011, on a 3-1 vote. Passed by the full Senate on July 14, 2011, on a 23-14 vote. Governor Brown signed the bill on August 5, 2011.

AuthorAssemblymember Jerry Hill 



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