assembly Bill A5036

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to adoptee rights

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Feb 06, 2017 referred to health

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A5036 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4845
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Dom Rel L; amd §4138-c, Pub Health L

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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