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S05169 Summary:

BILL NOS05169B
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORAVELLA
 
COSPNSRAKSHAR, ALCANTARA, BAILEY, BROOKS, GOLDEN, HAMILTON, MURPHY, SEWARD, TEDISCO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 4174, Pub Health L
 
Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to issue certified copies of the original long form birth certificates to adoptees who request such copy within forty-five days after receipt of such request.
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S05169 Actions:

BILL NOS05169B
 
03/10/2017REFERRED TO HEALTH
03/22/2017AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
03/22/2017PRINT NUMBER 5169A
01/03/2018REFERRED TO HEALTH
03/29/2018AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
03/29/2018PRINT NUMBER 5169B
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S05169 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5169--B
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     March 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, AKSHAR, ALCANTARA, BAILEY, BROOKS, GOLDEN,
          HAMILTON, MURPHY, SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health  in
          accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to issuing certified
          copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 4174 of the public health law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the  commissioner,
     4  or  any person authorized by him or her, shall issue certified copies of
     5  original long form birth certificates upon specific request therefor (i)
     6  by an adoptee, if eighteen years of age or more, or (ii) if the  adoptee
     7  is  deceased,  by  the  adoptee's  direct  line descendants, or (iii) by
     8  lawful representatives of such adoptee,  or  lawful  representatives  of
     9  such  deceased adoptee's direct line descendents, as the case may be, or
    10  (iv) authorized representatives of a local social services  district  if
    11  the  adoptee  is  in the care and custody or custody and guardianship of
    12  such district.
    13    (b) The commissioner shall issue a certified copy of the original long
    14  form birth certificate within forty-five  days  after  receipt  of  such
    15  request.
    16    (c)  The department shall develop policies and procedures necessary to
    17  implement this subdivision by February first, two thousand nineteen.
    18    (d) The department may charge a fee for issuing such certified copy of
    19  an original long form birth certificate. The fee may not exceed the  fee
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09180-07-8

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     1  for  a  certified  copy  of  an  original long form birth certificate as
     2  provided for in subdivision two of this section.
     3    (e) For purposes of this subdivision:
     4    (i)  The  term "commissioner" shall include the commissioner of health
     5  and mental hygiene of the city of New York  and  for  records  of  birth
     6  prior  to January 1, 1914, the local registrars of the cities of Albany,
     7  Buffalo and Yonkers; and
     8    (ii) The term "department" shall include the department of health  and
     9  mental  hygiene  of the city of New York and, for records of birth prior
    10  to January 1, 1914, the office of vital statistics of the city of  Alba-
    11  ny, the office of vital records of the city of Buffalo and the office of
    12  clerk of the city of Yonkers.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect August 1, 2018.
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