Bill Text: NY A05456 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the cities of Oswego and Jamestown to set the fee for issuance of birth and death certificates.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - REFERRED TO RULES [A05456 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05456-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5456
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. GOODELL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GIGLIO,
          MORINELLO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the fee for issu-
          ance of birth and death records in the city of Jamestown
          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.  [The]  (a)  Except  as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this
     5  subdivision, the registrar shall be entitled to a fee of  ten  dollars[,
     6  except  in the county of Chemung and the county of Monroe and the county
     7  of Onondaga and the county of Tompkins whereby such fee shall be set  by
     8  the  county  health  commissioner and in the city of Oswego whereby such
     9  fee shall be set by the Oswego common council, up to the amount  charged
    10  by  the  commissioner as prescribed in subdivision two of section forty-
    11  one hundred seventy-four of this title] for each certification of  birth
    12  or  death  or  for  each  certified  copy or certified transcript of any
    13  record of a birth or of a death or for a  certification  that  a  search
    14  discloses no record of a birth or of a death, furnished by him or her to
    15  an  applicant, except that no fee shall be charged for a search, certif-
    16  ication of birth or death or certified copy or certified transcript of a
    17  birth or a death record to  be  used  for  school  entrance,  employment
    18  certificate  or for purposes of public relief or government compensation
    19  or when required by the veterans administration to be used in  determin-
    20  ing  the  eligibility  of any person to participate in the benefits made
    21  available by the veterans administration,  provided,  however,  that  if
    22  such  registrar  is a city clerk, town clerk or village clerk, he or she
    23  shall collect such fees for and on behalf of the city, town  or  village
    24  in  which he or she serves, provided, however, that an amount equivalent
    25  to the sum of such fees shall be paid at least  monthly  by  such  city,
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09547-01-9

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