Bill Text: IL HB3060 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Vital Records Act. Provides that specified fees for birth record searches or certified copies of birth records shall be waived for all requests made by a homeless person whose status is verified by specified human services, legal services, or other similar agencies or individuals. Provides that individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this verification. Provides that the State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish standards and procedures for birth record search waivers for homeless persons that shall include a record of specified information. Provides that any falsification of this official record is subject to penalty. Defines "homeless person". Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-09-15 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0506 [HB3060 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3060-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0506
HB3060 EnrolledLRB100 11327 MJP 21702 b
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by changing
Section 1 and by adding Section 25.3 as follows:
(410 ILCS 535/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-1)
Sec. 1. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
requires:
(1) "Vital records" means records of births, deaths, fetal
deaths, marriages, dissolution of marriages, and data related
thereto.
(2) "System of vital records" includes the registration,
collection, preservation, amendment, and certification of
vital records, and activities related thereto.
(3) "Filing" means the presentation of a certificate,
report, or other record provided for in this Act, of a birth,
death, fetal death, adoption, marriage, or dissolution of
marriage, for registration by the Office of Vital Records.
(4) "Registration" means the acceptance by the Office of
Vital Records and the incorporation in its official records of
certificates, reports, or other records provided for in this
Act, of births, deaths, fetal deaths, adoptions, marriages, or
dissolution of marriages.
(5) "Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction
from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective
of the duration of pregnancy, which after such separation
breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of
the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite
movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical
cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.
(6) "Fetal death" means death prior to the complete
expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human
conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the
death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the
fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such
as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or
definite movement of voluntary muscles.
(7) "Dead body" means a lifeless human body or parts of
such body or bones thereof from the state of which it may
reasonably be concluded that death has occurred.
(8) "Final disposition" means the burial, cremation, or
other disposition of a dead human body or fetus or parts
thereof.
(9) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
medicine in Illinois or any other State.
(10) "Institution" means any establishment, public or
private, which provides in-patient medical, surgical, or
diagnostic care or treatment, or nursing, custodial, or
domiciliary care to 2 or more unrelated individuals, or to
which persons are committed by law.
(11) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of
the State of Illinois.
(12) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
(13) "Homeless person" means an individual who meets the
definition of "homeless" under Section 103 of the federal
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302) or an
individual residing in any of the living situations described
in 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2).
(Source: P.A. 81-230.)
(410 ILCS 535/25.3 new)
Sec. 25.3. Homeless person birth record request.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, an individual's
status as a homeless person may be verified by a human services
agency, legal services agency, or other similar agency that has
knowledge of the individual's housing status, including, but
not limited to:
(1) a homeless service agency receiving federal,
State, county, or municipal funding to provide those
services or otherwise sanctioned by a local continuum of
care;
(2) an attorney licensed to practice in the State;
(3) a public school homeless liaison or school social
worker; or
(4) a human services provider funded by the State to
serve homeless or runaway youth, individuals with mental
illness, or individuals with addictions.
Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this
verification.
Anyone who knowingly or purposefully falsifies this
verification is subject to a penalty of $100.
(b) Applicable fees under Section 25 of this Act for a
search for a birth record or a certified copy of a birth record
shall be waived for all requests made by a homeless person
whose status is verified under subsection (a) of this Section.
The State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish
standards and procedures consistent with this Section for
waiver of such applicable fees.
(c) A homeless person shall be provided no more than 4
birth records annually under this Section.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2018.
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