Bill Summary for H 823 (2017-2018)

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Apr 27 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 823 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 11, 2017
AN ACT TO ALLOW AN ADULT ADOPTEE WHO IS AT LEAST FORTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER ACCESS TO A COPY OF THE ADULT ADOPTEE'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Intro. by Hurley, Faircloth.

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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.

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