H.R.4255 - Model Adoption Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4] (Introduced 09/27/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/27/1996 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (09/27/1996)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4255 Introduced in House (IH)] 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4255 To encourage the States to streamline the adoption process and make their adoption laws more uniform. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 27, 1996 Mr. Klink introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ 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.''. <all>