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


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 8-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-25 - Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1 [HB3060 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3060-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning health.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by changing
5Section 1 and by adding Section 25.3 as follows:
6 (410 ILCS 535/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-1)
7 Sec. 1. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
8requires:
9 (1) "Vital records" means records of births, deaths, fetal
10deaths, marriages, dissolution of marriages, and data related
11thereto.
12 (2) "System of vital records" includes the registration,
13collection, preservation, amendment, and certification of
14vital records, and activities related thereto.
15 (3) "Filing" means the presentation of a certificate,
16report, or other record provided for in this Act, of a birth,
17death, fetal death, adoption, marriage, or dissolution of
18marriage, for registration by the Office of Vital Records.
19 (4) "Registration" means the acceptance by the Office of
20Vital Records and the incorporation in its official records of
21certificates, reports, or other records provided for in this
22Act, of births, deaths, fetal deaths, adoptions, marriages, or
23dissolution of marriages.

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1 (5) "Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction
2from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective
3of the duration of pregnancy, which after such separation
4breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of
5the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite
6movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical
7cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.
8 (6) "Fetal death" means death prior to the complete
9expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human
10conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the
11death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the
12fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such
13as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or
14definite movement of voluntary muscles.
15 (7) "Dead body" means a lifeless human body or parts of
16such body or bones thereof from the state of which it may
17reasonably be concluded that death has occurred.
18 (8) "Final disposition" means the burial, cremation, or
19other disposition of a dead human body or fetus or parts
20thereof.
21 (9) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
22medicine in Illinois or any other State.
23 (10) "Institution" means any establishment, public or
24private, which provides in-patient medical, surgical, or
25diagnostic care or treatment, or nursing, custodial, or
26domiciliary care to 2 or more unrelated individuals, or to

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1which persons are committed by law.
2 (11) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of
3the State of Illinois.
4 (12) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
5Department of Public Health.
6 (13) "Homeless person" has the same meaning as defined by
7Section 103 of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
8Act of 1987 (42 U.S.C. 11302). "Homeless person" includes
9homeless children and youths as defined by 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2).
10(Source: P.A. 81-230.)
11 (410 ILCS 535/25.3 new)
12 Sec. 25.3. Homeless person birth record request.
13 (a) For the purposes of this Section, an individual's
14status as a homeless person may be verified by a human services
15agency or individual, legal services agency or individual, or
16other similar agency or individual that has knowledge of the
17individual's housing status, including, but not limited to:
18 (1) a homeless service agency receiving federal,
19 State, county, or municipal funding to provide those
20 services or otherwise sanctioned by a local continuum of
21 care;
22 (2) an attorney licensed to practice in the State;
23 (3) a public school homeless liaison or school social
24 worker; or
25 (4) a human services provider funded by the State to

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1 serve homeless or runaway youth, individuals with mental
2 illness, or individuals with addictions.
3 Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this
4verification.
5 (b) Applicable fees under Section 25 of this Act for a
6search for a birth record or a certified copy of a birth record
7shall be waived for all requests made by a homeless person
8whose status is verified under subsection (a) of this Section.
9 The State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish
10standards and procedures consistent with this Section for
11waiver of such applicable fees, which shall include a record of
12the name and address of the individual and the name and address
13of the agency or individual providing verification of
14homelessness. Any falsification of this official record is
15subject to penalty.
16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.
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