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Family Proceedings (Paternity Orders and Parentage Tests) Amendment Bill

The purposes of this bill are to enable a male who has reasonable grounds to believe he either is or is not the father of a child to make an application for a paternity order, and to empower the Family Court to order a buccal sample be taken from a child whose parentage is at issue or from any person who may be the natural parent so that a parentage test can be carried out in respect of that child.

Bill Events

Event Date
Procedure 13 Mar 2008 Question time resumed.
Introduction 13 Mar 2008 Judy Turner is the member in charge of this Member's bill.

View the bill at introduction at the NZ Legislation website.

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