HB 1704

84(R) - 2015
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Family Values

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Joe Deshotel

Bill Caption

Relating to disclosure of pregnancy or the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

Fiscal Notes

There is no significant fiscal implication to the State or local units of government anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under House Bill 1704, a petition for a dissolution of marriage would be required to indicate whether a party within the marriage is pregnant or has entered into a gestational agreement. This bill would also expand who would be able to file a suit on any issue that impacts the parent-child relationship to a person who is an intended parent of a child under a gestational agreement.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While the merits of this policy proposal are debatable, this is in our view largely a social issue. We have been clear that we do not make vote recommendations on social issues, therefore we are neutral on HB 1704.

Organizations Opposed

Concerned Women for America of Texas
Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
Texas Eagle Forum
Texas Values