CHAPTER NO. 891

HOUSE BILL NO. 2733

By Representative Scroggs

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2767

By Senator Person

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-3-302, acknowledgment of paternity.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-3-302(e) is amended by adding the following language to the end of subsection (e):

The provisions of this subsection requiring the birthing institution or other entity which receives the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity to send a copy of the executed voluntary acknowledgment form to the local Title IV-D child support office where the mother resides, if the mother is receiving temporary assistance, Medicaid/TennCare or any successor programs, shall not apply to such birthing institutions or other entities in any county having a population of more than eight hundred twenty-six thousand, three hundred (826,300) and less than eight hundred twenty-six thousand, four hundred (826,400) according to the 1990 Federal Census.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 20, 1998

APPROVED this day of 1998

Pursuant to Article III, Section 18, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Governor had House Bill No. 2733 in his possession longer than ten (10) days, so therefore the bill becomes law without the Governor's signature.