assembly Bill A8910A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2012 print number 8910a
amend and recommit to codes
Feb 14, 2012 reported referred to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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A8910 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7286
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2003, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A8910 - 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.

A8910 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8910

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

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.   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

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A8910A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7286
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2003, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A8910A (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.

A8910A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8910--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

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,
  GRAF, MOYA, RYAN, JEFFRIES -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BOYLAND,
  BURLING,  CALHOUN,  CAMARA,  CASTELLI,  CLARK,  COOK,  CURRAN, DUPREY,
  FARRELL, GIGLIO, GUNTHER, HOOPER, JORDAN, KATZ, KELLNER, KOLB,  LATIM-
  ER,  LAVINE,  LIFTON,  V. LOPEZ, LUPARDO, MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, McKEVITT,
  J. MILLER, MILLMAN, MONTESANO, MURRAY, OAKS, PALMESANO, PAULIN, PERRY,
  RA, RAIA, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, SAYWARD, SCARBOROUGH,  SCHI-
  MEL,  SMARDZ,  THIELE,  TOBACCO,  WALTER,  WEISENBERG -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on  Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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