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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter B. General Provisions

back to top152.104. Application to Indian Tribes

(a) A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. Section 1901 et seq.) is not subject to this chapter to the extent that it is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

(b) A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this subchapter and Subchapter C.

(c) A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this chapter must be recognized and enforced under Subchapter D.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.