You're a Parent Notification Act
(rev b, 5/5/06 ), changes/new in red
(see comments submitted, view
In the original Act there
was a big decision to be made whether notification should be required at birth
or conception. In light of the remarks, the big revision of the Act was to have
its provisions start at birth.
It is a small compromise without
diminishing, within its scope, a parents right to know. It also gets rid of a
lot of orthogonal arguments that could be used as interference. Obviously, once
it is passed and is accepted as 'normal' process -- more arguments could be made
to have notification started earlier.
This Act is founded on the natural law that any child has
TWO parents and that preparation for being a successful parent certainly begins
by birth. Society should ensure the same rights & responsibilities to both
parents. No one should be a parent without their knowledge.
While perhaps considered 'obvious' for the
mother of a child; as bio-technology progresses, the Act would also insure
notification if an 'egg' was brought to term by artificial means.
It shall be the duty of a parent to notify the other
parent upon the birth of a child. This notification should occur with 30 days of
the event. The State will maintain a registry of notifications for both parents.
If the birth event is witnessed by medical or other health professionals they
will assist in making sure notification is completed.
The scope of this Act is limited to just notification.
Once notified the parent has recourse to existing law.
Notification need not occur in the designated period
if criminal charges for a rape are pending against the
Definition of Notification:
Notification is documented by a witnessed & signed
document from the parent. It will include the date of birth and the name and
address of the other parent.
The cost of notification will be shared equally between
If a parent can not be located
- Legal postings will be made in regional
If one parent refused to identify the other parent
- Criminal proceeding beings, police
investigation to identify/find the other parent.
If one parent refuses to acknowledge notification
- Use of third party process server. Cost
to be shared by both parents.
- A Parent can require DNA Analysis.