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Senate Bill 0599

Senate Bill 0599

ARCHIVE (2013)

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Birth and death records. Provides that 25% of the fees established and collected from enhanced access to public records must be deposited in the state archives preservation and reproduction account. Provides, that after June 30, 2014, the state department of health (state department) shall transfer to the commission on public records (commission) all: (1) records concerning certificates of death and certificates of stillbirth, including any accompanying physical and electronic records, 10 years after the death; and (2) records concerning certificates of birth and delayed birth certificates, including any accompanying physical and electronic records, 75 years after the birth. Requires the commission to establish, operate, and maintain a system to accept, store, provide public access to, and issue certificates of birth, death, and stillbirth registrations (vital records). Requires that the commission adopt rules under the same terms and conditions that govern the vital records under the vital statistics laws. Requires the state department to comply with record retention schedules for vital records that are developed by the commission. Provides criminal penalties for violations.
    Current Status:
    In Committee - first House
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