HB 884


By Representative(s) CASE

Report Title: Domestic Partnerships

Description: Establishes domestic partnerships law. Allows 2 persons who live together, consider themselves to be members of each other's immediate family, agree to be jointly responsible for each other's basic living expenses, not married, not related by blood, and at least 18 years of age to file a declaration of domestic partnership with the director of health. Extends same rights and obligations as spouses in a marriage relationship to domestic partners. Prohibits discrimination because of domestic partnership status. Repeals Reciprocal Beneficiaries law.

 1-27-99        H Introduced and passed First Reading                      
 1-28-99        H Referred to the committees on 1. JHA 2. FIN ,
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