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Senate Bill No. 105

(By Senators Tucker, Fitzsimmons, Williams and Beach)

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         [Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]                           

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A BILL to amend and reenact §48-22-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to waiving the filing fee upon the filing of a petition for adoption in cases in which the Department of Health and Human Resources is the payor for attorney fees of the petitioner.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
    That §48-22-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 22. ADOPTION.
PART V. PETITION FOR ADOPTION.

§48-22-501. Filing of petition for adoption.
    
(a) The petition for adoption may be filed at any time after the child who is the subject of the adoption is born, the adoptive placement determined and all consents or relinquishments that can be obtained have been executed.
    (b) The hearing on the petition may be held no sooner than forty-five days after the filing of the petition and only after the child has lived with the adoptive parent or parents for a period of six months, proper notice of the petition has been given and all necessary consents or relinquishments have been executed and submitted or the rights of all nonconsenting birth parents have otherwise been terminated.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code or state rule to the contrary, filing fees for a petition for adoption are waived in a case wherein the Department of Health and Human Resources is the payor of attorney fees for the petitioner.



    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to waive filing fees for a petition for adoption in cases wherein the Department of Health and Human Resources is the payor of attorney fees for the petitioner.

    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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