senate Bill S6314

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9107 - Signed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.130
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1082
substituted for s6314
Jun 12, 2012 substituted by a9107
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1082
Jan 25, 2012 referred to health


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S6314 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4174, Pub Health L

S6314 - Summary

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

S6314 - Sponsor Memo

S6314 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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


  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.


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