assembly Bill A5036A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to adoptee rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2207
substituted for s4845b
Jun 20, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 15, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.381
rules report cal.381
reported
Jun 14, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 09, 2017 print number 5036b
Jun 09, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
May 16, 2017 reported referred to codes
May 01, 2017 print number 5036a
May 01, 2017 amend and recommit to health
Feb 06, 2017 referred to health

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A5036 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4845A
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, S5964B
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A8910A

A5036 - 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.

A5036 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5036

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER, TITUS,
  SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO, CUSICK,  BRINDISI,  SKOUFIS,
  MURRAY,  THIELE,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,  TITONE,  GALEF,  RAIA, STIRPE,
  COLTON, DILAN, LAVINE, 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,  COOK,  CURRAN,  DAVILA, DINOWITZ, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, FAHY, FARRELL, GIGLIO, GJONAJ, GOTTFRIED, GRAF, HAWLEY, JOHNS,
  KOLB, LALOR, LIFTON, LUPARDO, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD,
  McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, M. G. MILLER,  MOYA,  OAKS,  PALMESANO,  PALUMBO,
  PAULIN,  PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ,
  ROSENTHAL, RYAN, SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS, SOLAGES, STEC, WALTER, WRIGHT,
  ZEBROWSKI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

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
for  the  privacy of an adopted person and his or her birth and adoptive
families.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 114 of the domestic  relations  law,  as
amended  by chapter 559 of the laws of 1992 and as designated by chapter
601 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09376-01-7

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A5036A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4845A
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, S5964B
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A8910A

A5036A - 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.

A5036A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5036--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER, TITUS,
  SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO,  CUSICK,  BRINDISI,  MURRAY,
  THIELE,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,  TITONE,  GALEF,  RAIA,  STIRPE, COLTON,
  DILAN, LAVINE, KEARNS, STECK, LOPEZ, WALKER, RICHARDSON, KIM,  HIKIND,
  CAHILL,  JEAN-PIERRE, HEVESI, BICHOTTE, JOYNER, SANTABARBARA, DenDEKK-
  ER, BLAKE, HUNTER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ARROYO,  BARRETT,
  BUCHWALD,  BUTLER,  COOK, CURRAN, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY,
  FARRELL, GIGLIO, GJONAJ, GOTTFRIED, GRAF, HAWLEY, JOHNS, KOLB,  LALOR,
  LIFTON,  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD, McDONOUGH,
  McKEVITT,  M. G. MILLER,  MOYA,  OAKS,  PALMESANO,  PALUMBO,   PAULIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, ROSEN-
  THAL, RYAN, SIMANOWITZ,  SKARTADOS,  SOLAGES,  STEC,  WALTER,  WRIGHT,
  ZEBROWSKI  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Health --
  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
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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09376-02-7

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A5036B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4845A
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, S5964B
2013-2014: A909
2011-2012: A8910A

A5036B (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.

A5036B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5036--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, MOSLEY, OTIS, BENEDETTO, HOOPER, TITUS,
  SEPULVEDA, ORTIZ, MAYER, AUBRY, PICHARDO,  CUSICK,  BRINDISI,  MURRAY,
  THIELE,  BRABENEC,  DiPIETRO,  TITONE,  GALEF,  RAIA,  STIRPE, COLTON,
  DILAN, LAVINE, KEARNS, STECK, LOPEZ, WALKER, RICHARDSON, KIM,  HIKIND,
  CAHILL,  JEAN-PIERRE, HEVESI, BICHOTTE, JOYNER, SANTABARBARA, DenDEKK-
  ER, BLAKE, HUNTER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ARROYO,  BARRETT,
  BUCHWALD,  BUTLER,  COOK, CURRAN, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY,
  FARRELL, GIGLIO, GJONAJ, GOTTFRIED, GRAF, HAWLEY, JOHNS, KOLB,  LALOR,
  LIFTON,  LUPARDO,  LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MALLIOTAKIS, McDONALD, McDONOUGH,
  McKEVITT,  M. G. MILLER,  MOYA,  OAKS,  PALMESANO,  PALUMBO,   PAULIN,
  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, ROSEN-
  THAL, RYAN, SIMANOWITZ,  SKARTADOS,  SOLAGES,  STEC,  WALTER,  WRIGHT,
  ZEBROWSKI  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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.
                                                           LBD09376-04-7

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