House amendment makes the following change to the 2nd edition:
Amends GS 48-9-106 to delete the word "adult" wherever it appears.
Bill Summaries: H823 ADULT ADOPTEE/ACCESS ORIGINAL BIRTH CERT.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends proposed subsection (b) in GS 48-9-106, pertaining to the release of an original birth certificate to an adult adoptee. Adds a new provision directing the State Registrar, upon application of the adult adoptee who provides proof of the name of only one biological parent, to give the adult adoptee a certified copy of the adoptee's original birth certificate after redacting the name of the parent for which the adoptee did not provide proof, if applicable. Makes conforming changes. Modifies the application of the new subsection, providing that the subsection only applies to adult adoptees seeking an original birth certificate who are at least 40 years of age upon application (previously, also required adoption on or after January 1, 1977). Makes clarifying technical changes. Changes the act's long title.
Summary date: Apr 12 2017 - View Summary
Amends GS 48-9-106 (Release of original certificate of birth). Places existing language into new subsection (a). Adds new subsection (b) to establish that, upon application of an adult adoptee who provides proof of the adult adoptee's biological parent's name, the State Registrar must give the adult adoptee a copy of the adult adoptee's original birth certificate with a certification that the copy is a true copy of a record that is no longer a valid certificate of birth. Directs the State Registrar to prescribe a reasonable procedure for verifying the identity, age, or other relevant characteristics of an adult adoptee applying for a copy of the adoptee's original birth certificate. Provides that, in accordance with GS 161-10(a)(8), the fees for issuance of a certified copy of a birth certificate in North Carolina must apply to a copy of an adoptee's original birth certificate issued pursuant to new subsection (b). Sets forth that new subsection (b) applies only to an adult adoptee seeking an original birth certificate who was adopted on or after January 1, 1977, and who is at least 40 years of age or older upon application. Makes conforming changes to subsection (a). Applies to applications made on or after the date the act becomes law.