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A06821 Summary:

COSPNSRCarroll, Skoufis, Brabenec, Galef, Thiele, Woerner, Murray, Johns
Amd 4174, Pub Health L
Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to issue non-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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A06821 Actions:

03/21/2017referred to health
04/05/2017amend and recommit to health
04/05/2017print number 6821a
01/03/2018referred to health
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A06821 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 21, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN,  SKOUFIS,  BRABENEC -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on  Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to issuing non-certi-
          fied 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) The commissioner, or any person authorized by him or her, shall
     4  issue non-certified copies of original long form birth certificates upon
     5  specific request therefor by an adoptee, if eighteen  years  of  age  or
     6  more, or if the adoptee is deceased, by the adoptee's descendants, or by
     7  other  lawful  representatives  of  such  adoptee, to whom the record of
     8  birth relates including authorized representatives  of  a  local  social
     9  services  district  if the adoptee is in the care and custody or custody
    10  and guardianship of such district.
    11    (b) The commissioner shall issue a non-certified copy of the  original
    12  long form birth certificate within forty-five days after receipt of such
    13  request.
    14    (c)  The department shall develop policies and procedures necessary to
    15  implement this subdivision by February first, two thousand eighteen.
    16    (d) The department may charge a fee  for  issuing  such  non-certified
    17  copy  of an original long form birth certificate. The fee may not exceed
    18  the fee for a certified copy of an original long form birth  certificate
    19  as provided for in subdivision two of this section.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect August 1, 2017.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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