(from the Wiki. These are the states this law has been beaten in already. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Child_Abduction_Prevention_Act)
The first seven states to hear the UCAPA legislation passed the law with unanimous votes. The UCAPA legislation has failed in most states since the Louisiana review in 2007.
The most significant[says who?] declination was in New Jersey. The New Jersey law commission was reviewing the UCAPA legislation. Their New Jersey Law Commission was recommending that the law be presented to their legislature for passage and had placed their recommendation on the Internet for public comment. LaDads saw this request and provided them the concerns that they had raised in Louisiana. The New Jersey law commission then issued a report (2008, see link below) highlighting the issues that were raised that they were most concerned with. After a full review, they then issued a final report summarizing the serious issues with this legislation. They declined to recommend this legislation to their legislature.
Since Louisiana, the UCAPA law has only passed in states that were not informed of the Louisiana and New Jersey reports.
The UCAPA law had passed through the House and Senate committee by unanimous votes. The law was on the Senate calendar for noncontroversial passage. The law never came up for a vote. However, despite it not being law in Texas, the Texas appeals court used the unpassed version of the law in its decision in the Sigmar case.
2007 SB 00595 was referred to the Joint Committee on Judiciary in 2007. No further action was taken after the public hearing before the Joint Committee on Judiciary on 3/1/07.[clarification needed]
2007 HB 4925 by Jones, Hansen, Green, LaJoy was introduced on 6/19/2007 and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary. It did not pass out of committee.
HB 1546 was introduced on 6/18/07 and nothing further is reported; in 2009, HB 90 was passed by the House 193 to 0. It is pending in the Senate.
S 486 was referred to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on 3/1/07.[clarification needed] It never progressed beyond the committee. 2009 S 383 was reported favorably by the Judiciary on 3/11/2009, passed by the Senate on 3/24/2009, and referred to the House committee on judiciary 3/25/2009. It did not pass the House committee.
The New Jersey law commission issued their final report on this bill in December 2008. The Commission considered the UCAPA but did not recommend its adoption. The report issued by the New Jersey law commission has been very helpful in defeating this legislation in other states that are considering the UCAPA legislation.
HB1383 by Rep Merr Foose. The legislation passed through the house by unanimous vote. It was tabled by the New Hampshire Senate committee after receipt of the New Jersey report and the Louisiana concerns of Rep Bowler and Atty Harold Murry.
2008 SB 1263 was passed by the Senate on 1/31/08 34-0-1. It did not get out of the House Committee.
HB694 was tabled in the Senate Committee on June 3, 2009.
2009 HF713 was passed by the House 95 to 1 with 3 not voting on March 18, 2009. Referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee recommended passage March 19. Referred to full Judiciary committee. No further action.
HB90 by Conklin, Belfanti, O’Brien, Cohen, Kortz, Vulakovich, Youngblood, Donatucci, Brennan, True, Readshaw, Sipthroth, Longietti, Mahoney, Murt, Mann, Melio, Kirkland, Gibbons, freeman, Moul, Fabrizio, Sonney, Solobay, and K Smith. The bill was passed by the House Judiciary and Appropriations committees and voted for by the full house by a 1930 vote. The legislation was tabled in the Senate Judiciary committee.
HB1182, by Goodman, Rodne, Miloscia, Williams, Ormsby, failed to move out of the House committee both in 2009 and 2010.
SB2192/HB2250 by Tanaguchi/Karamatsu was introduced on January 20, 2010. It was referred to the HUS, JUD and FIN committees. On 2/1[clarification needed] the HUS committee recommended that it be passed with amendments. The votes were 7 to 0 with 2 excused. The JUD committee recommended it be passed on 2/9/2010[clarification needed] by a 12-0 vote. The FIN committee recommended that it be passed by 14 to 2 vote. The full house passed the legislation with Berg, Ching, Marumoto, McKelvey, Pine, Thielen and Ward voting no. The legislation was referred to the Senate JGO committee on 3/3/2010[clarification needed] where no further action was taken on the legislation.
HF 713 Senate Judiciary. The legislation passed the full House on March 18, 2009 by a 95 to 0 vote. It was recommended for passage by the Senate committee on March 25, 2009. It was then referred back to committee on April 26, 2009. No further action was taken. In 2010, the committee report on March 4, 2010 without recommendation. In March 11, 2010 it was placed on the calendar for unfinished business.
SF410/HF1133 bill by Champion and Hayden was referred to the Public Safety Policy and Oversight committee. No further action was taken on this legislation.
HB90 by CONKLIN, BELFANTI, M. O’BRIEN, COHEN, KORTZ, VULAKOVICH, YOUNGBLOOD, DONATUCCI, BRENNAN, TRUE, READSHAW, SIPTROTH, LONGIETTI, MAHONEY, MURT, MANN, MELIO, KIRKLAND, GIBBONS, FREEMAN, MOUL, FABRIZIO, SONNEY, SOLOBAY, K. SMITH, THOMAS, PETRARCA and CALTAGIRONE. The bill was referred to the Judiciary committee and tabled on May 26, 2010.
SB383 by Hayes
HB1182 by Goodman, Rodne, Miloscia, Williams and Ormsby. The bill was introduced but did not progress.
HB5640 by O’Grady, Tanzi, Blazejewski, Guthrie, Carnevale on March 11, 2011
HB762 by Conklin
HB1641 by Virginia
HB56 by Stewart
HB1207 by was filed on 2/9/2011[clarification needed] and referred to the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee. The bill was left pending in committee.
Other states to be worried about this year. (Although I think it is already dead in these 4)
2012 Introductions & Enactments
State Bill Sponsor Status
Michigan SB 743 Jones Introduced
New Mexico HB 15 Cervantes Introduced
North Carolina HB 684 Blust Introduced
Pennsylvania HB 2136 Kula Introduced
Sounds awfully vague and as pointed out, ought to apply only in case of alleged international abductions (e.g. Canada or Mexico into the USA).