|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S2222
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2222 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2222 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2222 SPONSOR: LANZA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the domestic relations law, in relation to authorizing adoptees to obtain a certified copy of their birth certificate PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes the right of adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate upon reaching the age of 18 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the public health law by adding a new section, § 4138-e, to acknowledge that the denial of access to accurate and complete medical and self-identifying data of any adopted person is a violation of that person's human rights and is contrary to the tenets of governance. 2 (a) states that an adopted person eighteen years of
S2222 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2222 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the domestic relations law, in relation to authorizing adoptees to obtain a certified copy of their birth certificate 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: § 4138-E. ADOPTEE'S RIGHT TO A CERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY STATES ITS INTENTION TO ACKNOWL- EDGE, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE THE LIFE-LONG HEALTH AND WELL-BEING NEEDS OF PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE ADOPTED IN THIS STATE. 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 WHILE PROVIDING FOR THE PRIVACY OF AN ADOPTED PERSON AND HIS OR HER BIRTH. 2. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER OR A LOCAL REGISTRAR OR ANY PERSON AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR A LOCAL REGISTRAR, UPON APPLICATION, PROOF OF IDENTITY AND PAYMENT OF A NOMINAL FEE, SHALL ISSUE CERTIFIED COPIES OF ORIGINAL LONG FORM LINE BY LINE, VAULT COPY BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND ANY CHANGE ATTACHED TO THAT CERTIFICATE BY A BIRTH PARENT OR PARENTS, AND, IF AVAILABLE, MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS UPON SPECIFIC REQUEST THEREFOR (I) BY AN ADOPTED PERSON, IF EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR MORE, OR (II) IF THE ADOPTED PERSON IS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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