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July 3, 1995


I am transmitting to the Secretary of State, without my signature, 95-H-5987, "An Act Relating to Domestic Relations Uniform Law on Paternity."

This legislation adds fathers to the list of those persons who may file a complaint to determine paternity.

The goal of this legislation is to identify the father of a child for the purpose of having him contribute financially to the support of his child. The amendment would allow the father to petition the court himself for such a determination. This legislation does not allow for the reopening of adoptions made final pursuant to RJ. Gen. Laws §§15-7-1 et seq. Paternity under this amendment is established solely for the purpose of having the father make financial provisions for his child.

With this message, I have allowed this bill to become law without my signature.


Lincoln Almond