senate Bill S6745

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of Jamestown to set the fee for issuance of birth and death certificates

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Mar 05, 2014 referred to health

S6745 - Bill Details

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A8002A
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Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4173, Pub Health L

S6745 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of Jamestown to set the fee for issuance of birth and death certificates.

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BILL NUMBER:S6745

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
the fee for issuance of birth and death records in the city of
Jamestown

PURPOSE:

To authorize the Jamestown City Council to establish the fee charged
for the issuance of birth and death certificates as well as ancillary
services including priority handling, internet and telephone orders to
those individuals who were born or die within the City of Jamestown.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends section 4173 of the Public Health Law to provide that the City
of Jamestown may increase the fee charged for certified copies of
birth and death certificates.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill has been introduced at the request of the City of Jamestown
in Resolution Number 201402Al2.

The Public Health Law authorizes localities to charge a $10 fee for
the issuance of birth and death records. This fee has not been
adjusted since 1991. In recent years, laws have been enacted to allow
Monroe County, Onondaga County, Chemung County, Tompkins County, and
the City of Oswego to charge up to $30 dollars for these services,
which is the amount received by the New York State Health Department.

This bill would authorize the Jamestown City Council to increase the
fee from $10, but not to exceed the $30 fee charged by the State
Health Commissioner.

Due to increasing costs in providing services to its residents, the
Jamestown Common Council has requested this legislation, which would
help to reduce the burden of property taxes on its residents and
businesses.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6745

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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 fee for  issu-
  ance of birth and death records in the city of Jamestown

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4173 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  524  of  the  laws  of 2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. [The] (A) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN  PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  THE  registrar shall be entitled to a fee of ten dollars[,
except in the county of Chemung and the county of Monroe and the  county
of  Onondaga and the county of Tompkins whereby such fee shall be set by
the county health commissioner and in the city of  Oswego  whereby  such
fee  shall be set by the Oswego common council, up to the amount charged
by the commissioner as prescribed in subdivision two of  section  forty-
one  hundred seventy-four of this title] for each certification of birth
or death or for each certified  copy  or  certified  transcript  of  any
record  of  a  birth  or of a death or for a certification that a search
discloses no record of a birth or of a death, furnished by him OR HER to
an applicant, except that no fee shall be charged for a search,  certif-
ication of birth or death or certified copy or certified transcript of a
birth  or  a  death  record  to  be used for school entrance, employment
certificate or for purposes of public relief or government  compensation
or  when required by the veterans administration to be used in determin-
ing the eligibility of any person to participate in  the  benefits  made
available  by  the  veterans  administration, provided, however, that if
such registrar is a city clerk, town clerk or village clerk, he  OR  SHE
shall  collect  such fees for and on behalf of the city, town or village
in which he OR SHE serves, provided, however, that an amount  equivalent
to  the  sum  of  such fees shall be paid at least monthly by such city,
town or village to such city clerk, town clerk or village clerk entitled
to receive fees as a registrar of vital statistics.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14268-01-4

S. 6745                             2

  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION,  IN THE COUNTIES OF CHEMUNG, MONROE, ONONDAGA AND TOMPKINS THE FEE
SHALL BE SET BY THE COUNTY HEALTH COMMISSIONER, AND  IN  THE  CITIES  OF
OSWEGO  AND JAMESTOWN THE FEE SHALL BE SET BY THE CITY LEGISLATIVE BODY.
IN  SUCH COUNTIES AND CITIES THE FEE MAY BE SET UP TO THE AMOUNT CHARGED
BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  AS  PRESCRIBED  IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  SECTION
FORTY-ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS TITLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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