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SB 91 - Authorizes Adopted Individuals to Access Birth Certificates - Indiana Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Adopted Individuals to Access Birth Certificates

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-24) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Adopted Individuals to Access Birth Certificates

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual born before 1993 to access his or her adoption information, effective July 1, 2018.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual whose adoption was filed before December 31, 1993 to request the release of identifying information from agencies including, but not limited to, the state registrar, a licensed child placing agency, and the attorney who arranged the adoption (Sec. 13). 
  • Authorizes a birth parent to restrict access to identifying information concerning the birth parent by filing a contact preference form (Secs. 14). 
  • Specifies that a nonrelease form submitted by a birth parent before July 1, 2018 remains in effect for the duration indicated on the form (Sec. 17).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (-) -

Title: Authorizes Adopted Individuals to Access Birth Certificates

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Adopted Individuals to Access Birth Certificates

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