assembly Bill A2901C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to adoptee rights

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Jun 07, 2016 referred to children and families
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 25, 2016 amended on third reading 2901c
Feb 24, 2016 amended on third reading 2901b
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.131
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 18, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.518
rules report cal.518
reported
Jun 16, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 14, 2015 print number 2901a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
Feb 10, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 20, 2015 referred to health

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A2901 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5964B
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2901C, S5964A
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A2003, A8910A, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A2901 - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights; clarifies 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.

A2901 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2901

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, BORELLI, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, GARBAR-
  INO, HOOPER, TITUS, GOLDFEDER, SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHAR-
  DO,  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,
  KOLB, LALOR, LIFTON, LOPEZ,  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI,  MAGEE,  MAGNARELLI,
  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONALD,  McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MILLER, MONTESANO, MOYA,
  OAKS, PALMESANO, PALUMBO, PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW,  RA,
  RAIA,  RAMOS,  RIVERA,  ROBERTS, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROSENTHAL, RYAN,
  SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS,  SOLAGES,  STEC,  TITONE,
  WALTER,  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07428-01-5

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A2901A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5964B
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2901C, S5964A
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A2003, A8910A, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A2901A - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights; clarifies 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.

A2901A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2901--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, BORELLI, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER,
  TITUS,  GOLDFEDER,  SEPULVEDA,  ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO, CUSICK,
  BRINDISI, SKOUFIS, MURRAY, THIELE, BRABENEC, DiPIETRO, TITONE,  GALEF,
  RAIA,  STIRPE,  COLTON,  WOERNER,  KAMINSKY,  DILAN,  BARRON, WOZNIAK,
  LAVINE, LINARES, KEARNS, STECK, LOPEZ,  WALKER,  RICHARDSON,  SIMOTAS,
  KIM,  QUART,  HIKIND,  CAHILL, JEAN-PIERRE, PERSAUD, HEVESI, BICHOTTE,
  JOYNER, SEAWRIGHT, SANTABARBARA, DenDEKKER, BLAKE  --  Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M. of A. ARROYO, BARRETT, BLANKENBUSH, BROOK-KRASNY, BUCHWALD,
  BUTLER, CERETTO, CLARK, COOK, CURRAN, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, DUPREY, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, FAHY,  FARRELL,  GIGLIO,  GJONAJ,  GOTTFRIED,  GRAF,  GUNTHER,
  HAWLEY,  JOHNS,  KATZ, KOLB, LALOR, LIFTON, LUPARDO, LUPINACCI, MAGEE,
  MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, MILLER,  MONTESANO,  MOYA,
  OAKS,  PALMESANO, PALUMBO, PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA,
  RAMOS, RIVERA, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROSENTHAL, RYAN, SCHIMEL,
  SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS, SOLAGES, STEC,  WALTER,  WRIGHT,  ZEBROWSKI  --
  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 commit-
  tee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07428-04-5

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A2901B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5964B
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2901C, S5964A
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A2003, A8910A, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A2901B - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights; clarifies 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.

A2901B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2901--B
                                                        Cal. No. 131

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER, TITUS,
  GOLDFEDER, SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO, CUSICK, BRINDISI,
  SKOUFIS, MURRAY, THIELE,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,  TITONE,  GALEF,  RAIA,
  STIRPE,  COLTON,  KAMINSKY,  DILAN,  WOZNIAK, LAVINE, LINARES, KEARNS,
  STECK, LOPEZ, WALKER, RICHARDSON, KIM,  HIKIND,  CAHILL,  JEAN-PIERRE,
  HEVESI,  BICHOTTE,  JOYNER,  SANTABARBARA, DenDEKKER, BLAKE, HUNTER --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.   ARROYO,  BARRETT,  BUCHWALD,  BUTLER,
  CERETTO,  CLARK,  COOK, CURRAN, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, DUPREY, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  FAHY, FARRELL, GIGLIO, GJONAJ, GOTTFRIED, GRAF, HAWLEY,  JOHNS,  KATZ,
  KOLB, LALOR, LIFTON, LUPARDO, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD,
  McDONOUGH,  McKEVITT, MILLER, MONTESANO, MOYA, OAKS, PALMESANO, PALUM-
  BO, PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, RIVERA,  ROBIN-
  SON,  RODRIGUEZ,  ROSENTHAL,  RYAN,  SCHIMEL,  SIMANOWITZ,  SKARTADOS,
  SOLAGES, STEC, WALTER, WRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI -- 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 -- advanced to a third read-
  ing,  amended  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order
  of third reading

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

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

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A2901C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5964B
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2901C, S5964A
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A2003, A8910A, S7286
2009-2010: A8410A, S5269A

A2901C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adoptee rights; clarifies 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.

A2901C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2901--C
                                                        Cal. No. 131

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER, TITUS,
  GOLDFEDER, SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO, CUSICK, BRINDISI,
  SKOUFIS, MURRAY, THIELE,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,  TITONE,  GALEF,  RAIA,
  STIRPE, COLTON, DILAN, WOZNIAK, LAVINE, LINARES, KEARNS, STECK, LOPEZ,
  WALKER,   RICHARDSON,   KIM,   HIKIND,  CAHILL,  JEAN-PIERRE,  HEVESI,
  BICHOTTE, JOYNER, SANTABARBARA, DenDEKKER,  BLAKE,  HUNTER  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by -- M. of A.  ARROYO, BARRETT, BUCHWALD, BUTLER, CERETTO,
  COOK, CURRAN, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, DUPREY,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FAHY,  FARRELL,
  GIGLIO,  GJONAJ,  GOTTFRIED,  GRAF,  HAWLEY, JOHNS, KATZ, KOLB, LALOR,
  LIFTON, LUPARDO, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONALD,  McDONOUGH,
  McKEVITT,  MILLER,  MONTESANO, MOYA, OAKS, PALMESANO, PALUMBO, PAULIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS,  RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  RODRI-
  GUEZ,  ROSENTHAL, RYAN, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS, SOLAGES, STEC,
  WALTER, WRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI -- 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 -- advanced to a third reading, amended
  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third read-
  ing -- again amended on third reading,  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place on the order of third reading

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

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

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