senate Bill S5145

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the adoption registry

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 approval memo.19
signed chap.480
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.156
substituted for a8307
May 22, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.815
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.975
May 03, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S5145
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S5145
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
4
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2011

aye wr (1)
excused (4)

S5145 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8307
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4138-c & 4138-d, Pub Health L

S5145 - Summary

Relates to the adoption registry; permits applications from persons born outside the state but adopted within the state.

S5145 - Sponsor Memo

S5145 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5145

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  the  adoption
  registry

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

  Section 1. Section 4138-c of the  public  health  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ADOPTEE" SHALL INCLUDE:  THOSE
PERSONS  BORN  IN  THIS STATE, AND THOSE PERSONS BORN IN ANY OTHER STATE
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  WHOSE  ADOPTION
OCCURRED WITHIN THIS STATE.
  S  2. Subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 4138-c of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 181 of the laws of 2010, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.    UPON APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION BY AN ADOPTEE NOT BORN IN THIS
STATE, OR BY A BIRTH PARENT OR SIBLING OF SUCH AN ADOPTEE,  THE  DEPART-
MENT SHALL SEARCH THE RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE
ADOPTEE'S  ADOPTION OCCURRED WITHIN THIS STATE. IF THE DEPARTMENT DETER-
MINES THAT THE ADOPTION OCCURRED WITHIN THIS STATE,  IT  SHALL  REGISTER
THE  APPLICANT  IF HE OR SHE IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED AND MAKE APPROPRIATE
NOTIFICATIONS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION. The registry
shall accept, at any time, and maintain the verified registration trans-
mitted by an agency pursuant to section forty-one hundred thirty-eight-d
of this title, or of the birth parents of an adoptee [if  such  adoptee]
WHO  was born in this state. The registry shall [not] NEITHER accept nor
maintain the registration of an adoptee sooner than eighteen years after
the adoptee's birth, or in the case  of  registration  by  a  biological
sibling of an adoptee, no sooner than the longer of eighteen years after
the  biological  sibling's  birth  or eighteen years after the adoptee's
birth[; provided, however, that any]. ANY person whose registration  was

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11163-02-1

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