SB 713
Modifies provisions relating to adoption records
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Last Action:
2/2/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 713 - Current law allows for an adopted adult to obtain identifying information about the biological parents if the biological parents are deceased or the biological parent consents. This act modifies the provision in current law allowing for identifying information to be obtained from a biological parent who is deceased by also allowing such information to be released if the biological parent is proven to be 100 years of age or older at the time of the request.

This act provides that identifying information regarding biological siblings may be released to the adopted adult if the identifying information regarding the biological parents is released in accordance with the procedures for requesting and obtaining such information.

This act also provides that if the court file does not contain information regarding the biological mother, the court shall request a copy of the original birth certificate from the state registrar in order to provide the requested identifying information to the adopted adult so long as all other requirements for the release of identifying information have been met.