HB 1355

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Paternity and child custody actions.


Amends the circumstances under which the department of child services (DCS), or a prosecuting attorney on behalf of DCS, may file a paternity action as next friend of a child. Provides that a child who is the subject of: (1) a petition alleging that the child is a child in need of services (CHINS); or (2) a proceeding to terminate parental rights; may initiate a paternity action on the child's own behalf through the child's next friend. Specifies the basis for survival of orders of a court in a CHINS or delinquency action when a separate court has reciprocal jurisdiction over the child in a concurrent paternity action.

Bill Sponsors (2)


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Jan 18, 2022


Representative Clere added as coauthor

Jan 11, 2022


Authored by Representative DeVon


First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1355.01.INTR.FN001 PDF


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