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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 6362

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 2828

 

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Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

(PH)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNION CERTIFICATES THAT CONTAIN THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OF THE PARTIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 7-51a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(b) For marriage and civil union licenses, the Social Security numbers of the parties to the marriage or civil union shall be recorded in the "administrative purposes" section of the marriage or civil union license and the application for such license. [All persons specified on the license, including] Only the parties to the marriage or civil union [, officiator] and the local registrar shall have access to the Social Security numbers specified on the marriage or civil union license and the application for such license for the purpose of processing the license. Only the parties to a marriage or civil union, or entities authorized by state or federal law, may receive a certified copy of a marriage or civil union license with the Social Security numbers included on the license. Any other individual, researcher or state or federal agency requesting a certified or uncertified copy of any marriage or civil union license in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be provided such copy with such Social Security numbers removed or redacted, or with the "administrative purposes" section omitted.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2009

7-51a(b)

Statement of Purpose:

To establish that only the parties to a marriage or civil union and the local registrar shall have access to the Social Security numbers specified on such license and the application for such license.

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