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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

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

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (11)
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

Votes

view votes

S6314 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9107
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4174, Pub Health L

S6314 - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view 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.

view full 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

  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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.