senate Bill S2889A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the adoption information registry

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2087 -


  • 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
Mar 15, 2013 signed chap.15
Mar 12, 2013 delivered to governor
Feb 27, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.51
substituted for s2889a
Feb 27, 2013 substituted by a2087
Feb 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
amended 2889a
Feb 05, 2013 1st report cal.51
Jan 24, 2013 referred to health

S2889 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2087
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4138-c, Pub Health L; amd §5, Chap 480 of 2012

S2889 - Summary

Relates to the adoption information registry.

S2889 - Sponsor Memo

S2889 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2889

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

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
  information  registry;  and  to amend chapter 480 of the laws of 2012,
  amending the public health law relating to the adoption  registry,  in
  relation to the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 and the opening paragraph of subdivision 4 of
section 4138-c of the public health law, as amended by  chapter  480  of
the laws of 2012, 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 BIOLOGICAL sibling of  such  an  adoptee,
the  department  shall [search the records of the department to], TO THE
EXTENT PRACTICABLE, determine whether the  adoptee's  adoption  occurred
within  this  state.  If  the  department  determines  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 transmitted  by  an  agency
pursuant  to  section forty-one hundred thirty-eight-d of this title, or
of the birth parents of an adoptee who  was  born  in  this  state.  The
registry  shall neither accept nor maintain the registration of an adop-
tee 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. Any person whose  registration
was  accepted may withdraw such registration prior to the release of any
identifying information. The  adoptee  registrant,  and  the  biological
sibling  registrant, shall include as part of the registration the iden-
tification, including the name and address, of known biological siblings

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08311-01-3

S2889A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2087
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4138-c, Pub Health L; amd §5, Chap 480 of 2012

S2889A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the adoption information registry.

S2889A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2889--A
    Cal. No. 51

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly from said committee, ordered to first  report,  amended  on  first
  report,  ordered  to  a second report, and to be reprinted as amended,
  retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  the  adoption
  information  registry;  and  to amend chapter 480 of the laws of 2012,
  amending the public health law relating to the adoption  registry,  in
  relation to the effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 and the opening paragraph of subdivision 4 of
section 4138-c of the public health law, as amended by  chapter  480  of
the laws of 2012, 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 BIOLOGICAL sibling of  such  an  adoptee,
the  department  shall [search the records of the department to], TO THE
EXTENT PRACTICABLE, determine whether the  adoptee's  adoption  occurred
within  this  state.  If  the  department  determines  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 transmitted  by  an  agency
pursuant  to  section forty-one hundred thirty-eight-d of this title, or
of the birth parents of an adoptee who  was  born  in  this  state.  The
registry  shall neither accept nor maintain the registration of an adop-
tee 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. Any person whose  registration
was  accepted may withdraw such registration prior to the release of any

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

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