Florida Senate - 2019 SB 832 By Senator Rader 29-01095A-19 2019832__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to adoptee birth certificates; 3 amending s. 382.015, F.S.; requiring the Department of 4 Health to issue a noncertified copy of an original 5 certificate of birth to certain adoptees if certain 6 requirements are met; providing that an adoptee does 7 not need his or her adoptive parents’ permission to 8 receive such certificate of birth; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Present subsections (5) and (6) of section 14 382.015, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (6) and 15 (7), respectively, and a new subsection (5) is added to that 16 section, to read: 17 382.015 New certificates of live birth; duty of clerks of 18 court and department; noncertified copy of original certificate 19 of birth.—The clerk of the court in which any proceeding for 20 adoption, annulment of an adoption, affirmation of parental 21 status, or determination of paternity is to be registered, shall 22 within 30 days after the final disposition, forward to the 23 department a certified copy of the court order, or a report of 24 the proceedings upon a form to be furnished by the department, 25 together with sufficient information to identify the original 26 birth certificate and to enable the preparation of a new birth 27 certificate. The clerk of the court shall implement a monitoring 28 and quality control plan to ensure that all judicial 29 determinations of paternity are reported to the department in 30 compliance with this section. The department shall track 31 paternity determinations reported monthly by county, monitor 32 compliance with the 30-day timeframe, and report the data to the 33 clerks of the court quarterly. 34 (5) NONCERTIFIED COPY OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH.—A 35 noncertified copy of an original certificate of birth is a 36 summary of the original certificate of birth, similar in form to 37 a certified copy of an original certificate of birth, that 38 consists of only the full names and ages of the birth parents, 39 the date when the child was born, the county where the child was 40 born, and the full name given to the child at birth. 41 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an adoptee 42 who is of legal age, or if the adoptee is deceased, a descendant 43 of the adoptee who is of legal age, may apply to the department 44 for a noncertified copy of the adoptee’s original certificate of 45 birth. The department shall issue a noncertified copy of the 46 original certificate of birth within 45 days after receipt of 47 the application if the application complies with the 48 requirements of this subsection. 49 (b) An adoptee, or a descendant of the adoptee, may apply 50 for adoption registry services through the Florida Adoption 51 Reunion Registry (FARR) and connect with at least one of the 52 adoptee’s birth parents before applying to the department for a 53 noncertified copy of an original certificate of birth. An 54 adoptee, or a descendant of the adoptee, must attach written 55 proof to the application that a connection with a birth parent 56 was made. 57 (c) The permission of an adoptee’s adoptive parents is not 58 required for an adoptee, or a descendant of the adoptee, to 59 receive a noncertified copy of an original certificate of birth 60 under this subsection. 61 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.