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SB 1188 - Preference for Married Couples in Adoption - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Steve Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Preference for Married Couples in Adoption

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (19-10) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (37-20) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Preference for Married Couples in Adoption

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes criteria of determining eligibility of adopting a child.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that adoptive preference is given to a married man and woman (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the following criteria to best determine the adoptive child's needs (Sec. 1):
    • Marital status and the length and stability of the marital relationship;
    • Family relationships between the child and adoptive family members;
    • The wishes of the child's birth parents unless parental rights have been terminated;
    • The family's ability to financially provide for the child and to meet emotional, mental, and physical needs;
    • The placement of the child's siblings; and
    • Availability of relatives, former foster parents, or other significant persons to provide support to the adoptive family and child.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Preference for Married Couples in Adoption

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