Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to health
|May 19, 2023
referred to health
Senate Bill S7261
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7261 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7261 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to foreign adoptions PURPOSE: To allow persons adopted from foreign countries and adopted persons over the age of eighteen to receive birth certificates in New York state SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 4138-b of the public health law to clarify the procedures for issuance of a birth certificate apply to adopted persons of any age, and that this provision is retroactive. Section 2 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2023-S7261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7261 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 19, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- 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 foreign adoptions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4138-b of the public health law, as amended by chapter 395 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: § 4138-b. Birth certificate: foreign [country] adoption. 1. Whenever the [adoption or] finalization of a foreign adoption or recognition of a foreign adoption of a [child] PERSON OF ANY AGE pursuant to section one hundred eleven-c of the domestic relations law, OR THE ADOPTION OF A FOREIGN-BORN PERSON OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION has been reported to the commissioner, the commissioner shall file a birth certificate for the [child] ADOPTED PERSON provided there is no other birth certificate or other birth record on file other than in the coun- try where such [child] PERSON was born and provided, further, that a certificate of birth data does not exist for that person. Such birth certificate shall be filed upon receipt of: proof that the adoptive parent was a resident of this state at the time of adoption OR THAT THE ADOPTEE WAS LAWFULLY ADOPTED WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK; IF THE ADOP- TEE WAS ADOPTED IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION, a copy of the adoption documents of the jurisdiction or country in which the [child] PERSON was adopted; a certified translation of the foreign adoption documents, evidence of the date and place of the [child's] ADOPTED PERSON'S birth; and evidence of IR-3, IR-4 or IH-3 immigrant visa status or a successor immigrant visa status. The birth certificate shall include the [child's] ADOPTED PERSON'S name, sex, date of birth, time of birth, place of birth, mother's maiden name, and father's name. A birth certificate [for a foreign country adoption] ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION which has been filed by a local registrar and all supporting EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11546-01-3 S. 7261 2
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