senate Bill S6314

Authorizes the commissioner of health to issue a death certificate to any applicant upon the request of a sibling of the deceased

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 25 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1082
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9107

Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health to issue a death certificate to any applicant upon the request of a sibling of the deceased.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9107
Versions:
S6314
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4174, Pub Health L

Votes

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Nay
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absent
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6314

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the
commissioner of health to issue a death certificate to any applicant
upon the request of a sibling of the deceased

PURPOSE:

To add siblings to the list of authorized family members who can
request a death certificate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 4174 of the
public health law would be amended to add siblings of deceased
persons to the list of family members authorized to obtain a death
certificate upon request.

EXISTING LAW:

Current law only allows a parent, spouse or child of the deceased to
obtain a death certificate upon request. This bill would simply add
siblings to the list of family members that are authorized to request
and be issued a death certificate.

JUSTIFICATION:

Often a sibling may be the closest living relative to the deceased. In
the case where a decedent's parents may also be deceased and the
decedent has no children, a sibling should be authorized to be issued
a death certificate upon request.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6314                                                  A. 9107

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the
  commissioner of health to issue a death certificate to  any  applicant
  upon the request of a sibling of the deceased

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  of  section  4174  of  the
public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 396 of the laws of 1989, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) upon request, issue to any applicant either a certified copy or  a
certified  transcript  of  the  record of any death registered under the
provisions of this chapter (1) when a documented medical need  has  been
demonstrated,  (2)  when a documented need to establish a legal right or
claim has been demonstrated, (3) when needed for medical  or  scientific
research  approved  by the commissioner, (4) when needed for statistical
or epidemiological purposes  approved  by  the  commissioner,  (5)  upon
specific request by municipal, state or federal agencies for statistical
or official purposes, (6) upon specific request of the spouse, children,
SIBLINGS or parents of the deceased or the lawful representative of such
persons,  or (7) pursuant to the order of a court of competent jurisdic-
tion on a showing of necessity; except no certified  copy  or  certified
transcript  of a death record shall be subject to disclosure under arti-
cle six of the public officers law;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13905-01-2

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