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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 875         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2034

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James R. Miceli

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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 birth records.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 875        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2034

By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2034) of James R. Miceli relative to birth records.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 603 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 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:
 

              Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34 the following section:-

              Section 34B.  the following persons may obtain a copy of birth records under section 34.  The registrant, (a person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian.

              A party entitled to receive the record as the result of a court order.

              A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency as provided by law.

              A child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.

              An attorney representing the registrant or his estate or a person or agency empowered by law or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or his estate.

              An agent or employee of a funeral establishment who acts within the course of his employment to obtain copies of birth records on behalf of the above persons.

              A person obtaining a copy of birth record shall be required to present a valid photo I.D.  except the registrant.  The city or town clerk shall maintain of record of the same.

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