A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODERNIZE THE WAYS CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK ARE REFERENCED IN THE GENERAL STATUTES BY REMOVING REFERENCES TO "ILLEGITIMATE" WHEN USED IN CONNECTION WITH AN INDIVIDUAL AND TO "BASTARDY", TO ALLOW A CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK TO INHERIT FROM A PERSON WHO DIED PRIOR TO OR WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE BIRTH OF THAT CHILD IF PATERNITY CAN BE ESTABLISHED BY DNA TESTING, AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE STATUTES BEING AMENDED.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes all provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends language throughout statutes in the following GS Chapters to replaces the terms illegitimate and bastardy with born out of wedlock: GS Chapter 6, 8, 14, 15, 29, 30, 31, 49, 50, 97, 130A, and 143. Makes other technical and clarifying changes. Updates the act's titles.
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