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Relating to disclosure regarding 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.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
This bill addresses issues related to a divorce proceeding in which the parties are involved in a "gestational agreement" with a third party. This is an agreement in which a third party agrees to have a fertilized embryo implanted and carry the pregnancy to term on behalf of another couple.
HB 1869 would require disclosure in a divorce proceeding if the parties are involved in a gestational agreement. The bill would establish requirements for the intended parents to have standing to file suit affecting the parent-child relationship between the intended parents and a child produced through a gestational agreement.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1689 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.