Cash Benefits to Unwed Minor Parents Act Exposed

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The Cash Benefits to Unwed Minor Parents Act does not include adoption or approval information. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.

ALEC Bill Text

Model Legislation

(Title, enacting clause, etc.)

Section 1. (Title)

This Act may be cited as the Cash Benefits to Unwed Minor Parents Act

Section 2. (Definitions)

As used in this Act:

“The department” means the appropriate state level Department of Social Services.

Section 3. (Denial of Benefits Provision)

The department shall not provide any cash benefits to a child born out-of-wedlock or to an individual who has not attained eighteen years of age, or for the individual, until the individual attains such age.

Section 4. (Establishment of Paternity Provision)

Upon the birth of a child to an unmarried woman, the paternity of the child must be acknowledged by both the child’s mother and the natural father in the form of an affidavit to be filed with the Department at both the local and state levels, and given to both the mother and father separately.

Section 5. (Severability clause)

Section 6. (Repealer clause)

Section 7. (Effective date)