assembly Bill A8410A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts bill of adoptee rights clarifying language and procedures for obtaining birth certificates and medical histories for adoptees

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2010 print number 8410a
amend and recommit to codes
May 11, 2010 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Jun 09, 2009 reported referred to codes
May 19, 2009 referred to health

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A8410 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5269A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L

A8410 - Summary

Enacts Bill of Adoptee Rights clarifying language and procedures for obtaining birth certificates and medical histories of adoptees; permits an adopted adult to access certain records when they reach the age of 18; creates a contact preference to be filed by birth parents; directs a task force be appointed to assess the progress and administration of such initiatives.

A8410 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8410

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 19, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KOON, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, P. RIVERA, POWELL,
  GALEF, GIANARIS, MAYERSOHN, PEOPLES, ARROYO, WRIGHT, COLTON, P. LOPEZ,
  FIELDS, GABRYSZAK, JAFFEE, NOLAN, MAISEL, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, DelMONTE,
  CARROZZA, EDDINGTON, RAMOS, SCHROEDER,  BRADLEY,  PRETLOW,  BUTLER  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. ALFANO, BARRA, BING, BOYLAND, CAMARA,
  CHRISTENSEN, CLARK, COOK, DUPREY, ERRIGO,  FARRELL,  GIGLIO,  GUNTHER,
  HOOPER,  HYER-SPENCER, KOLB, LATIMER, LAVINE, LIFTON, V. LOPEZ, LUPAR-
  DO, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, McKEVITT, MILLER,  MILLMAN,  MOLINARO,  PAULIN,
  PERRY,  PHEFFER,  QUINN,  J. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  SAYWARD, SCARBOROUGH,
  SEMINERIO, SPANO, STIRPE, THIELE, TOWNS, TOWNSEND, WALKER,  WEISENBERG
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the domestic relations law, in
  relation to enacting the "bill of adoptee rights"

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
4138-e to read as follows:
  S  4138-E.  BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS. 1. THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AND
MAY BE CITED AS THE "BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS".
  2. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY STATES ITS INTENTION TO ACKNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT
AND ENCOURAGE THE LIFE-LONG HEALTH AND WELL-BEING NEEDS OF  PERSONS  WHO
HAVE  BEEN AND WILL BE ADOPTED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THE LEGISLATURE
FURTHER RECOGNIZES THAT THE DENIAL OF ACCESS TO  ACCURATE  AND  COMPLETE
MEDICAL  AND  SELF-IDENTIFYING  DATA OF ANY RESIDENT, KNOWN AND WILFULLY
WITHHELD BY OTHERS, MAY RESULT IN THAT RESIDENT SUCCUMBING TO  PREVENTA-
BLE DISEASE, PREMATURE DEATH OR OTHERWISE UNHEALTHY LIFE, IS A VIOLATION
OF  THAT RESIDENT'S CIVIL RIGHTS AND IS CONTRARY TO THE TENETS OF GOVER-
NANCE. AS SUCH, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SEEK TO ESTABLISH CONSID-
ERATIONS UNDER THE LAW FOR ADOPTED PERSONS EQUAL TO SUCH  CONSIDERATIONS
PERMITTED  BY  LAW  TO  ALL  NON-ADOPTED RESIDENTS; THIS SECTION DOES SO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11168-01-9

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A8410A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5269A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L

A8410A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts Bill of Adoptee Rights clarifying language and procedures for obtaining birth certificates and medical histories of adoptees; permits an adopted adult to access certain records when they reach the age of 18; creates a contact preference to be filed by birth parents; directs a task force be appointed to assess the progress and administration of such initiatives.

A8410A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8410--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 19, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KOON, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, P. RIVERA, POWELL,
  GALEF, GIANARIS, MAYERSOHN, PEOPLES-STOKES,  ARROYO,  WRIGHT,  COLTON,
  P. LOPEZ, FIELDS, GABRYSZAK, JAFFEE, NOLAN, MAISEL, ROSENTHAL, TITONE,
  DelMONTE,  CARROZZA,  RAMOS,  SCHROEDER, PRETLOW, BUTLER, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  BARRON, HEVESI, D. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ALFANO,
  BARRA,  BING, BOYLAND, CAMARA, CHRISTENSEN, CLARK, COOK, DUPREY, ERRI-
  GO, FARRELL, GIGLIO, GUNTHER,  HOOPER,  HYER-SPENCER,  KELLNER,  KOLB,
  LATIMER,  LAVINE, LIFTON, V. LOPEZ, LUPARDO, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, McKEV-
  ITT, J. MILLER, MILLMAN,  MOLINARO,  PAULIN,  PERRY,  PHEFFER,  QUINN,
  J. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  SAYWARD,  SCARBOROUGH,  SPANO,  STIRPE, THIELE,
  TOWNS, TOWNSEND, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- reported and referred to the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the domestic relations law, in
  relation to enacting the "bill of adoptee rights"

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
4138-e to read as follows:
  S 4138-E. BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS. 1. THIS SECTION SHALL BE  KNOWN  AND
MAY BE CITED AS THE "BILL OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS".
  2. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY STATES ITS INTENTION TO ACKNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT
AND  ENCOURAGE  THE LIFE-LONG HEALTH AND WELL-BEING NEEDS OF PERSONS WHO
HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE ADOPTED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THE  LEGISLATURE
FURTHER  RECOGNIZES  THAT  THE DENIAL OF ACCESS TO ACCURATE AND COMPLETE
MEDICAL AND SELF-IDENTIFYING DATA  OF  ANY  ADOPTED  PERSON,  KNOWN  AND
WILFULLY  WITHHELD  BY  OTHERS,  MAY RESULT IN SUCH PERSON SUCCUMBING TO
PREVENTABLE DISEASE, PREMATURE DEATH OR OTHERWISE UNHEALTHY LIFE,  IS  A
VIOLATION OF THAT PERSON'S HUMAN RIGHTS AND IS CONTRARY TO THE TENETS OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11168-08-0

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