H.R. 4898 (103rd): To strengthen paternity establishment.

Aug 04, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim Cooper
Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district
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Aug 04, 1994
7 pages
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Signed by the President
Oct 31, 1994


This bill was introduced on August 4, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 04, 1994
Referred to Committee Aug 04, 1994

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9 cosponsors (8D, 1R) (show)

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Human Resources

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Amends title IV (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) (AFDC) to specify procedures for establishing paternity for non-hospital birthing centers.
Requires the responsible State agencies to include on birth certificates the name and social security account number (if available) of each parent.
Requires development of an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity.
Requires State procedures providing that such an affidavit shall create a legal finding of paternity without further action upon the expiration of a 30-day challenge period following acknowledgement or notification of the results of genetic testing.
Declares that the Congress encourages States to develop procedures in public hospitals and clinics to facilitate the acknowledgement of paternity.
Conditions the payment of AFDC benefits on recipient cooperation in paternity establishment.
Increases from 50 percent to 90 percent the basic rate required for substantial compliance with paternity establishment requirements.
Sets forth formulae for the calculation of new requirements in States with between 50 and 90 percent and States with less than 50 percent Requires State procedures for prenatal paternity establishment efforts by State officials who become aware of a pregnant, unmarried recipient.

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