Track Legislation

Position color key:  Support  Monitor  Oppose


AZ     HB 2070 introduced
CT     HB 5130 proposed

FL      HB 89, SB 302 signed

IA      SSB1040 introduced

IN      SB268 introduced

MA    H 1039, SB 743 dead

MD    SB 331 (prev HB1039)

MN    SF 2606/HF 2906 - not heard in committee in 2020

MS     SB 2092 introduced

          SB 2205 introduced

          HB190 introduced

TN     HB 62 introduced

UT      HB 345 signed
WI      SB 521AB 579 dead 

WV     SB 25

Image: Billy Hathorn, SC State Senate Chamber


HR 2731, S 1554 - Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019  (Died in committee without hearing.)

HR 1952, S 938 - Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019

Image: Luis Velasquez

The law must be consonant with life. It cannot and should not ignore broad historical currents of history. Mankind is possessed of no greater urge than to try to understand the age-old questions: “Who am I” “Why am I?” Even now the sands and ashes of the continents are being sifted to find where we made our first step as man. Religions of mankind often include ancestor worship in one way or another. For many the future is blind without a sight of the past.


Those emotions and anxieties that generate our thirst to know the past are not superficial and whimsical. They are real and they are 'good cause' under the law of man and God. 


The petition is conditionally granted. 
April 9, 1979 

Resident Judge, Seventh Judicial
Circuit Court, South Carolina

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