HB 424: Prohibit Unlawful Custody Transfer of Child

The Votes

Voting For:

SENATE: Terry Van Duyn (D), Tom Apodaca (R), Warren Daniel (R), Jim Davis (R), Ralph Hise (R),

HOUSE: John Ager (D), Susan Fisher (D), Brian Turner (D), Hugh Blackwell (R),  Josh Dobson (R), Mike Hagar (R), Jonathan Jordan (R), Chuck McGrady (R), Michele Presnell (R), Roger West (R), Chris WHitmire (R)

Voting Against:

none

Not Voting:

HOUSE: Joe Sam Queen (D), excused absence

Summary: HB 424 addresses situations where a parent or guardian feels unable or unwilling to care for his or her child and locates a stranger who takes physical custody of the child. Such unlawful transfers can result in children ending up in abusive or neglectful homes or in human trafficking rings.   Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: 03/31/2015 House Filed, Ref To House Com On Judiciary III, Re-ref House Com On Appropriations, Ref To Senate Com On Health Care, Re-ref Senate Com On Judiciary I, 06/30/2016  Ratified, Signed by Gov. McCrory 7/28/2016 

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Co-Sponsor: Susan Fisher (D), Chris Whitmire (R)