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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5156

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 195

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

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AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ACCESS TO A COPY OF AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PATERNITY.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 19a-42a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(b) Except for the IV-D agency, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the department shall restrict access to and issuance of certified copies of acknowledgments of paternity to the following parties: (1) Parents named on the acknowledgment of paternity; (2) the person whose birth is acknowledged, if such person is [over] eighteen years of age or older; (3) a guardian of the person whose birth is acknowledged; (4) an authorized representative of the Department of Social Services; [(4)] (5) an attorney representing such person or a parent named on the acknowledgment; or [(5)] (6) agents of a state or federal agency, as approved by the department.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2018

19a-42a(b)

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the recommendations of the Department of Public Health regarding access to a copy of an acknowledgment of paternity form.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]