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Introduced in House (09/27/1996)

 
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104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4255

  To encourage the States to streamline the adoption process and make 
                   their adoption laws more uniform.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 27, 1996

  Mr. Klink introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
  To encourage the States to streamline the adoption process and make 
                   their adoption laws more uniform.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Model Adoption Act of 1996''.

SEC. 2. ADOPTION OF CERTAIN LAWS REQUIRED AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING 
              GRANTS TO STATE COURTS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE HANDLING OF 
              PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION.

    Section 13712(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 
(42 U.S.C. 670 note) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Applications.--
            ``(1) In general.--In order to be eligible for a grant 
        under this section a highest State court shall be in an 
        eligible State and shall submit to the Secretary an application 
        at such time, in such form, and including such information and 
        assurances as the Secretary shall require.
            ``(2) Eligible state defined.--As used in paragraph (1), 
        the term `eligible State' means a State that the Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services determines has in effect and 
        operation the following provisions of the Uniform Adoption Act 
        approved and recommended by the National Conference of 
        Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for enactment in all the 
        States at its annual conference meeting in 1994:
                    ``(A) Article 1.
                    ``(B) Parts 1 and 4 of Article 2.
                    ``(C) Parts 1, 2, 5, and 7 of Article 3.
                    ``(D) Article 7.
                    ``(E) Article 8.
            ``(3) References to excluded provisions not required to be 
        given effect.--To the extent that a provision of the Uniform 
        Adoption Act encompassed by paragraph (2) contains a reference 
        to a provision of the Act not so encompassed, a State shall not 
        be considered not to be an eligible State for purposes of this 
        subsection by reason of the failure of the State to have such 
        provision in effect and operation.''.
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