Bill Text: NY A00306 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the fee charged for the issuance of birth and death certificates.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-03 - delivered to senate [A00306 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00306-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           306
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  fee  charged
          for the issuance of birth and death certificates
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4173 of the public health law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  524  of  the  laws  of 2007, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3. (a) The registrar shall be entitled  to  a  fee  of  ten  dollars[,
     5  except  in the county of Chemung and the county of Monroe and the county
     6  of Onondaga and the county of Tompkins whereby such fee shall be set  by
     7  the  county  health  commissioner and in the city of Oswego whereby such
     8  fee shall be set by the Oswego common council, up to the amount  charged
     9  by  the  commissioner as prescribed in subdivision two of section forty-
    10  one hundred seventy-four of this title] for each certification of  birth
    11  or  death  or  for  each  certified  copy or certified transcript of any
    12  record of a birth or of a death or for a  certification  that  a  search
    13  discloses  no  record  of  a birth or of a death, furnished by him to an
    14  applicant, except that no fee shall be charged  for  a  search,  certif-
    15  ication of birth or death or certified copy or certified transcript of a
    16  birth  or  a  death  record  to  be used for school entrance, employment
    17  certificate or for purposes of public relief or government  compensation
    18  or  when required by the veterans administration to be used in determin-
    19  ing the eligibility of any person to participate in  the  benefits  made
    20  available  by  the  veterans  administration, provided, however, that if
    21  such registrar is a city clerk, town clerk or village  clerk,  he  shall
    22  collect  such  fees  for  and  on behalf of the city, town or village in
    23  which he serves, provided, however, that an amount equivalent to the sum
    24  of such fees shall be paid at  least  monthly  by  such  city,  town  or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03571-01-9

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     1  village  to  such  city  clerk,  town clerk or village clerk entitled to
     2  receive fees as a registrar of vital statistics.
     3    (b)  Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subdivision, in the follow-
     4  ing county jurisdictions the fee shall  be  set  by  the  county  health
     5  commissioner:  Chemung, Monroe, Onondaga, Tompkins; and in the following
     6  local jurisdictions the fee shall be set by the local legislative  body:
     7  city  of Oswego, city of Schenectady. In such jurisdictions, the fee may
     8  be set up to the amount charged by the  commissioner  as  prescribed  in
     9  subdivision two of section forty-one hundred seventy-four of this title.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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