assembly Bill A2003

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the Bill of Adoptee Rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 07, 2012 print number 2003b
amend and recommit to health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 16, 2011 print number 2003a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Apr 12, 2011 reported referred to codes
Jan 12, 2011 referred to health

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A2003 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1438
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8410A, S5269A

A2003 - 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.

A2003 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2003

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, P. RIVERA, GALEF,
  MAYERSOHN, PEOPLES-STOKES, ARROYO, WRIGHT, COLTON,  P. LOPEZ,  GABRYS-
  ZAK, JAFFEE, NOLAN, MAISEL, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, RAMOS, SCHROEDER, PRET-
  LOW,  BUTLER,  ENGLEBRIGHT, BARRON, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A. BING, BOYLAND, CAMARA, CLARK,  COOK,  DUPREY,  FARRELL,  GIGLIO,
  GUNTHER,  HOOPER,  KELLNER,  KOLB,  LATIMER, LAVINE, LIFTON, V. LOPEZ,
  LUPARDO, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, McKEVITT,  J. MILLER,  MILLMAN,  MOLINARO,
  PAULIN,  PERRY,  PHEFFER,  J. RIVERA,  ROBINSON, SAYWARD, SCARBOROUGH,
  SPANO, THIELE, TOWNS, 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  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
GOVERNANCE. AS SUCH, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  SEEK  TO  ESTABLISH
CONSIDERATIONS UNDER THE LAW FOR ADOPTED PERSONS EQUAL TO SUCH CONSIDER-
ATIONS PERMITTED BY LAW TO ALL NON-ADOPTED PERSONS; THIS SECTION DOES SO
WHILE  PROVIDING  FOR  THE  PRIVACY  OF AN ADOPTED PERSON AND HIS OR HER
BIRTH AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01540-01-1

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A2003A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1438
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8410A, S5269A

A2003A - 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.

A2003A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2003--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, P. RIVERA, GALEF,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, ARROYO, WRIGHT, COLTON, P. LOPEZ,  GABRYSZAK,  JAFFEE,
  NOLAN,  MAISEL,  ROSENTHAL, TITONE, RAMOS, SCHROEDER, PRETLOW, BUTLER,
  ENGLEBRIGHT, BARRON, HEVESI, STEVENSON, ROBERTS,  M. MILLER,  LINARES,
  ZEBROWSKI  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BING, BOYLAND, BURLING,
  CALHOUN, CAMARA,  CASTELLI,  CLARK,  COOK,  DUPREY,  FARRELL,  GIGLIO,
  GUNTHER, HOOPER, JORDAN, KATZ, KELLNER, KOLB, LATIMER, LAVINE, LIFTON,
  V. LOPEZ,  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MAGNARELLI, McKEVITT, J. MILLER, MILLMAN,
  MOLINARO, MONTESANO, MURRAY, OAKS,  PALMESANO,  PAULIN,  PERRY,  RAIA,
  J. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  SAYWARD,  SCARBOROUGH,  SCHIMEL, SMARDZ, SPANO,
  THIELE, TOBACCO, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health -- 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, in relation to creating 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. (A) COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1,
2013, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OR THREE  OF  THIS  SECTION,
AND  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW, A PERSON EIGHTEEN
YEARS OF AGE OR MORE WHO WAS BORN IN THIS STATE  AND  THEN  ADOPTED  AND
WHOSE  LONG-FORM  BIRTH  CERTIFICATE  WAS THEN SEALED IN THIS STATE, MAY
OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF SUCH LONG-FORM  BIRTH  CERTIFICATE  FROM  THE
DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. (B) SUCH A CERTIFIED COPY OF
A LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE SUPPLIED BY THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE A
LEGEND,  APPEARING  PROMINENTLY  ON  EACH PAGE OF THE DOCUMENT PROVIDED,
STATING AS FOLLOWS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01540-05-1

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A2003B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1438
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8410A, S5269A

A2003B (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.

A2003B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2003--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, P. RIVERA, GALEF,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, ARROYO, WRIGHT, COLTON, P. LOPEZ,  GABRYSZAK,  JAFFEE,
  NOLAN, MAISEL, ROSENTHAL, TITONE, RAMOS, PRETLOW, BUTLER, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  BARRON,  HEVESI,  STEVENSON,  ROBERTS,  M. MILLER, LINARES, ZEBROWSKI,
  MOYA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BLANKENBUSH, BOYLAND,  BURLING,
  CALHOUN,  CAMARA,  CASTELLI,  CLARK,  COOK,  CROUCH,  DUPREY, FARRELL,
  GIGLIO, GRAF, GUNTHER, HOOPER, JORDAN, KATZ, KELLNER,  KOLB,  LATIMER,
  LAVINE,   LIFTON,  V. LOPEZ,  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MAGNARELLI,  McKEVITT,
  J. MILLER, MILLMAN, MONTESANO, MURRAY, OAKS, PALMESANO, PAULIN, PERRY,
  RAIA, J. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  SAYWARD,  SCARBOROUGH,  SCHIMEL,  SMARDZ,
  TEDISCO, TENNEY, THIELE, TOBACCO, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee on Health -- reported and referred to the Committee
  on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Health in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating 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. (A) COMMENCING ON JANUARY FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OR THREE OF
THIS SECTION, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  ANY  OTHER  LAW,  A
PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR MORE WHO WAS BORN IN THIS STATE AND THEN
ADOPTED  AND  WHOSE  LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE WAS THEN SEALED IN THIS
STATE, MAY OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF SUCH LONG-FORM  BIRTH  CERTIFICATE
FROM  THE  DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. (B) SUCH A CERTI-
FIED COPY OF A LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE SUPPLIED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01540-07-1

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