senate Bill S5169B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to issuing certified copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 29, 2018 print number 5169b
Mar 29, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Mar 22, 2017 print number 5169a
Mar 22, 2017 amend and recommit to health
Mar 10, 2017 referred to health

S5169 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4174, Pub Health L

S5169 - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to issue certified copies of the original long form birth certificates to adoptees who request such copy within forty-five days after receipt of such request.

S5169 - Sponsor Memo

S5169 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5169

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 issuing non-certi-
  fied copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees

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

  Section  1. Section 4174 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.(A) THE COMMISSIONER, OR ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY HIM OR HER, SHALL
ISSUE NON-CERTIFIED COPIES OF ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATES UPON
SPECIFIC REQUEST THEREFOR BY AN ADOPTEE, IF EIGHTEEN  YEARS  OF  AGE  OR
MORE, OR IF THE ADOPTEE IS DECEASED, BY THE ADOPTEE'S DESCENDANTS, OR BY
OTHER  LAWFUL  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  SUCH  ADOPTEE, TO WHOM THE RECORD OF
BIRTH RELATES INCLUDING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES  OF  A  LOCAL  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT  IF THE ADOPTEE IS IN THE CARE AND CUSTODY OR CUSTODY
AND GUARDIANSHIP OF SUCH DISTRICT.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A NON-CERTIFIED COPY OF THE  ORIGINAL
LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF SUCH
REQUEST.
  (C)  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO
IMPLEMENT THIS SUBDIVISION BY FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN.
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A FEE  FOR  ISSUING  SUCH  NON-CERTIFIED
COPY  OF AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE. THE FEE MAY NOT EXCEED
THE FEE FOR A CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH  CERTIFICATE
AS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09180-03-7

Co-Sponsors

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S5169A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4174, Pub Health L

S5169A - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to issue certified copies of the original long form birth certificates to adoptees who request such copy within forty-five days after receipt of such request.

S5169A - Sponsor Memo

S5169A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5169--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to issuing non-certi-
  fied copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees

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

  Section 1. Section 4174 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.(A) THE COMMISSIONER, OR ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY HIM OR HER, SHALL
ISSUE NON-CERTIFIED COPIES OF ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATES UPON
SPECIFIC  REQUEST  THEREFOR  BY  AN ADOPTEE, IF EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR
MORE, OR IF THE ADOPTEE IS DECEASED, BY THE ADOPTEE'S DESCENDANTS, OR BY
OTHER LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVES OF SUCH ADOPTEE,  TO  WHOM  THE  RECORD  OF
BIRTH  RELATES  INCLUDING  AUTHORIZED  REPRESENTATIVES OF A LOCAL SOCIAL
SERVICES DISTRICT IF THE ADOPTEE IS IN THE CARE AND CUSTODY  OR  CUSTODY
AND GUARDIANSHIP OF SUCH DISTRICT.
  (B)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A NON-CERTIFIED COPY OF THE ORIGINAL
LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF SUCH
REQUEST.
  (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES NECESSARY  TO
IMPLEMENT THIS SUBDIVISION BY FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN.
  (D)  THE  DEPARTMENT  MAY  CHARGE A FEE FOR ISSUING SUCH NON-CERTIFIED
COPY OF AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE. THE FEE MAY NOT  EXCEED
THE  FEE FOR A CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE
AS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect August 1, 2017.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09180-04-7

Co-Sponsors

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S5169B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4174, Pub Health L

S5169B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner of the department of health to issue certified copies of the original long form birth certificates to adoptees who request such copy within forty-five days after receipt of such request.

S5169B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5169B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5169--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, AKSHAR, ALCANTARA, BAILEY, BROOKS, GOLDEN,
  HAMILTON, MURPHY, SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to issuing certified
  copies of original long form birth certificates to adoptees

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

  Section  1. Section 4174 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE  COMMISSIONER,
OR  ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY HIM OR HER, SHALL ISSUE CERTIFIED COPIES OF
ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATES UPON SPECIFIC REQUEST THEREFOR (I)
BY AN ADOPTEE, IF EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR MORE, OR (II) IF THE  ADOPTEE
IS  DECEASED,  BY  THE  ADOPTEE'S  DIRECT  LINE DESCENDANTS, OR (III) BY
LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVES OF SUCH ADOPTEE,  OR  LAWFUL  REPRESENTATIVES  OF
SUCH  DECEASED ADOPTEE'S DIRECT LINE DESCENDENTS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, OR
(IV) AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES OF A LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES  DISTRICT  IF
THE  ADOPTEE  IS  IN THE CARE AND CUSTODY OR CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF
SUCH DISTRICT.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE ORIGINAL LONG
FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITHIN FORTY-FIVE  DAYS  AFTER  RECEIPT  OF  SUCH
REQUEST.
  (C)  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO
IMPLEMENT THIS SUBDIVISION BY FEBRUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN.
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A FEE FOR ISSUING SUCH CERTIFIED COPY OF
AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE. THE FEE MAY NOT EXCEED THE  FEE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09180-07-8

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