05RS HB58


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HB 58/CI (BR 291) - M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to security of vital records.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 213 to require the Commonwealth to create indexes of birth, death, marriage, and divorce vital records; establish the contents of the indexes; require the Department for Libraries and Archives to provide copies of the indexes to the public for a fee; require the Department for Libraries and Archives to permit the public to inspect the indexes free of charge; amend KRS 213.041 to enhance the security features of certified copies of vital records; amend KRS 213.131 to establish who may obtain a certified copy of a vital record; amend KRS 213.136 to subject vital records to civil and criminal discovery under federal and state rules; require the Office of Vital Statistics to provide a certified copy of a vital record to a person when directed to do so by a court order; amend KRS 213.991 to increase the criminal penalties for violating the vital records statutes.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Health and Welfare (H)

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