Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Adoptee Rights Advocates Announce First Day of OBC Access for Adult Adoptees

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

January 14, 2020

CONTACT: Sumeet Sharma (sharmas@nyassembly.gov | 646-591-9483)

Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Adoptee Rights Advocates Announce First Day of OBC Access for Adult Adoptees

 

ALBANY, NEW YORK – On WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 11:00 AM on the Assembly Staircase, 3rd Floor of the Capitol, in Albany, Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter & other elected officials will join several adult adopted individuals, birth parents & adoptee rights advocates to announce the first day of access for adult adoptees seeking a copy of their original birth certificate. Assembled legislators will also present a pen certificate, a symbolic document commemorating the enactment of legislation, to a number of supporters of the legislation.

The Clean Bill of Adoptee Rights, A5494 Weprin / S3419 Montgomery, was signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 14, 2019. The The legislation, which passed both houses of the legislature in 2019 after a decades long push by advocates and lawmakers, establishes the right of adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate upon reaching the age of 18.

 

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 at 11:00 AM

 

WHERE:  Assembly Staircase, 3rd Floor, Capitol, Albany

WHO:  Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Adoptee Rights Advocates

 

VISUALS: Legislators present advocates with pen certificates, speak on access to original birth certificates.

 

 

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