03RS HB308


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HB 308/CI (BR 1277) - M. Weaver, L. Clark, H. Cornett, T. Riner

     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 court order; amend KRS 213.991 to increase the penalties for violating the vital records statutes.


     HCS/CI - Retain original provisions; delete the requirement that the Governor's Office of Technology keep the data in confidence and that the data be exempt from the Open Records Act.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 11-posted in committee
     Feb 19-posting waived
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2003
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules

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