|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 30, 2019||reported referred to codes|
|Feb 12, 2019||referred to health|
assembly Bill A5494
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Pamela J. Hunter
Carmen E. Arroyo
A5494 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Codes
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §4138-e, amd §§4138, 4138-d & 4104, Pub Health L; amd §114, Dom Rel L
A5494 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the right of adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate upon reaching the age of 18, or if the adopted person is deceased, the adopted person's direct line descendants, or the lawful representative of such adopted person, or lawful representatives of such deceased adopted person's direct line descendants.
A5494 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5494 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 12, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, HUNTER, SAYEGH, ROMEO, COLTON, SCHMITT, DE LA ROSA, GALEF, JEAN-PIERRE, CARROLL, D'URSO, WOERNER, GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, RIVERA, THIELE, BLAKE, JOHNS, L. ROSENTHAL, BARRON, BRABE- NEC, SCHIMMINGER, McDONOUGH, SMITH, LAVINE, SIMON, MOSLEY, OTIS, LUPARDO, BENEDETTO, TITUS, ORTIZ, AUBRY, KIM, PICHARDO, CUSICK, STIRPE, DILAN, STECK, WALKER, RICHARDSON, DiPIETRO, CAHILL, HEVESI, BICHOTTE, JOYNER, SANTABARBARA, RAIA, DenDEKKER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, BARRETT, BUCHWALD, COOK, DAVILA, DeSTEFANO, DINOW- ITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, FAHY, GIGLIO, HAWLEY, KOLB, LALOR, LIFTON, MALLIO- TAKIS, PALMESANO, PALUMBO, PAULIN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PRETLOW, RA, RAMOS, RODRIGUEZ, RYAN, SOLAGES, STEC, 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 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 GOVERNMENT. 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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