assembly Bill A909

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to adoptee rights

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2014 print number 909a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Feb 26, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Apr 23, 2013 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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A909 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2490A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L

A909 - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights.

A909 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   909

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,
  BARRON, BOYLAND, BUTLER, CAMARA, CLARK, COLTON, COOK,  CURRAN,  DINOW-
  ITZ,  DUPREY,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FARRELL,  GABRYSZAK, GALEF, GIGLIO, GOTT-
  FRIED, GRAF, GUNTHER, HEVESI, HOOPER,  JORDAN,  KATZ,  KELLNER,  KOLB,
  LAVINE,   LIFTON,  P. LOPEZ,  V. LOPEZ,  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MAGNARELLI,
  MAISEL, McKEVITT, MILLER, MILLMAN, MONTESANO, MOYA,  OAKS,  PALMESANO,
  PAULIN,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PRETLOW,  RA,  RAIA,  RAMOS, RIVERA,
  ROBERTS, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROSENTHAL, RYAN,  SCARBOROUGH,  SCHIMEL,
  STEVENSON,  THIELE,  TITONE,  WALTER, WEISENBERG, WRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI --
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02906-02-3

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A909A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2490A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L

A909A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights.

A909A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 909--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, BORELLI, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, GARBAR-
  INO,  HOOPER,  TITUS, GOLDFEDER, ROSA, SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY,
  PICHARDO, CUSICK, BRINDISI, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.
  ARROYO, BARRETT, BROOK-KRASNY, BUTLER, CAMARA, CERETTO, CLARK, COLTON,
  COOK,  CURRAN, DINOWITZ, DiPIETRO, DUPREY, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY, FARRELL,
  GALEF, GIGLIO, GJONAJ, GOTTFRIED, GRAF, GUNTHER, HAWLEY, JOHNS,  KATZ,
  KELLNER,  KOLB,  LALOR,  LAVINE, LIFTON, P. LOPEZ, LUPARDO, LUPINACCI,
  MAGEE, MAGNARELLI, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MILLER,
  MILLMAN,  MONTESANO,   MOYA,   OAKS,   PALMESANO,   PALUMBO,   PAULIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PRETLOW,  RA,  RAIA,  RAMOS, RIVERA, ROBERTS,
  ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROSENTHAL, RYAN, SCARBOROUGH,  SCHIMEL,  SIMANOW-
  ITZ,  SKARTADOS,  SOLAGES,  STEC,  THIELE, TITONE, WALTER, WEISENBERG,
  WRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with  Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec. 2 -- 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 domestic relations law and the public health law, in
  relation to adoptee rights

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  states  its
intention to acknowledge, support and encourage the life-long health and
well-being  of persons who have been and will be adopted in the state of
New York. The legislature  further  recognizes  that  the  inability  to
access  accurate  and  complete medical and self-identifying data of any
adopted person may result  in  such  person  succumbing  to  preventable
disease,  premature  death  or  otherwise  unhealthy  life. As such, the
provisions of this act seek to establish considerations  under  the  law
for  adopted  persons  to access their birth information while providing

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

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