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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 553         FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2054

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to access to certain birth records.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 553        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2054

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2054) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Paul J. Donato relative to access to birth records of certain persons born out of wedlock.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 609 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to access to certain birth records.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 2A of chapter 46 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:—The provisions of this section limiting access to records and returns of children and persons born out of wedlock shall apply only in cases where the infant was given up for adoption or where the name of the father is not listed on the record or return.

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