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|Feb 14, 2019||committee discharged and committed to health|
|Feb 06, 2019||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S3419
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3419 - Details
S3419 - 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.
S3419 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3419 SPONSOR: MONTGOMERY 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: Restores the civil right of adult adoptees to receive a certified copy of their original long form birth certificate if 18 years of age or older. The specific provisions are intended to ensure that all adult adoptees adopted in New York will have the same unimpeded right as non- adopted people born in New York to access such birth certificates or, if not available, the true and correct information that would have appeared on them. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the public health law by adding a new section, § 4138-e. It is premised on an acknowledgment that the truth of
S3419 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3419 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 6, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations 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 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, INCLUDING ANY CHANGE ATTACHED TO THAT CERTIFICATE BY A BIRTH PARENT OR PARENTS, AND ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSIONER OR A LOCAL REGISTRAR PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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