HB 100/CI (BR 254) - M. Weaver, E. Ballard, P. Clark, F. Nesler, J. Vincent
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 criminal penalties for violating the vital records statutes.
HB 100 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/CI - Retain original provisions, except delete language authorizing a fiduciary to obtain copy of vital records, and delete language that refers to terms in KRS 387.010; and permit a personal representative of a decedent's estate or a person with a claim against the decedent's estate to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate.
HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Permit an elected official on behalf of a constituent to obtain a vital record; permit a named beneficiary of an insurance policy of a decedent to obtain a death certificate; make technical correction.
SCS/CI - Retain original provisions; permit funeral director to obtain death certificate; permit news-gathering organization to obtain vital records for purpose of reporting news.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 15-posted in committee
Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 94-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 11-received in Senate
Feb 17-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Mar 23-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 25-recommitted to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)