H.B. No. 0168

Domestic partnerships-rights and responsibilities.


Sponsored By:        Representative(s) Connolly, Byrd, Gingery, Greene, Petroff, Throne, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Burns, Craft, Rothfuss and Von Flatern


AN ACT relating to domestic relations; establishing domestic partnerships and related rights and responsibilities; specifying limits on domestic partnerships; requiring certificates; providing for the recognition of foreign domestic partnerships; establishing the presumed legitimacy of children of domestic partnerships; providing for dissolution of domestic partnerships; defining the applicability of other law; prohibiting multiple domestic partnerships; providing penalties; and providing for an effective date.


1/14/2013   Bill Number Assigned

1/15/2013   H Received for Introduction

1/25/2013   H Introduced and Referred to H07

1/28/2013   H07 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Berger, Blikre, Byrd, Greene, Paxton, Petroff and Zwonitzer, Dn.

Nays:  Representative(s) Gay and Kirkbride

Ayes 7    Nays 2    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/28/2013   H Placed on General File



Page 3-line 18          Delete "(a)".

Page 3-lines 22 through 24    Delete entirely.

Page 4-lines 1 through 3      Delete entirely.

Page 5-line 13          After "minor" delete balance of line and insert ".".

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Page 5-line 17          After "partnership" delete balance of the line.

Page 5-line 18          Delete entirely.

Page 5-line 19          Delete "eighteen (18)".

Page 6-line 23          Delete "pursuant to W.S. 14‑2‑504".  BERGER, CHAIRMAN


1/30/2013   H Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Representative(s) Barlow, Berger, Blake, Blevins, Blikre, Brown, Byrd, Campbell, Coleman, Connolly, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greene, Krone, Nicholas, B., Patton, Paxton, Petroff, Throne, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Baker, Burkhart, Cannady, Davison, Eklund, Gay, Greear, Halverson, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Hutchings, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kirkbride, Kroeker, Larsen, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, McKim, Miller, Moniz, Northrup, Piiparinen, Reeder, Semlek, Sommers, Stubson, Teeters, Walters, Watt, Wilson and Winters

Excused:  Representative(s) Madden

Ayes 25    Nays 34    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0