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2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
January 31, 2012 - Introduced by Senators Erpenbach and Grothman,
cosponsored by Representatives Spanbauer, Turner and Sinicki. Referred to
Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations.
SB412,1,2 1An Act to amend 69.21 (1) (a) 2. a.; and to create 69.21 (1) (a) 2. am. of the
2statutes; relating to: obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the state registrar and any local registrar may issue a
certified copy of a birth certificate to any of the following:
1. The subject of the birth certificate (subject).
2. A member of the subject's immediate family.
3. The parent of a subject, unless the parent is a birth parent whose parental
rights to the registrant have been terminated.
4. The subject's legal custodians or guardians.
5. A representative authorized by a permissible requester, including an
attorney.
6. Any other person who demonstrates a direct and tangible interest when
information is necessary for the determination or protection of a personal or property
right.
Under this bill, the state registrar and any local registrar may only issue a
certified copy of a birth certificate to the subject of the birth certificate, the parent
of the subject, the subject's legal custodians or guardians, or an attorney
representing the subject, the subject's parent, or the subject's legal custodian or
guardian.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB412, s. 1
1Section 1. 69.21 (1) (a) 2. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB412,2,52 69.21 (1) (a) 2. a. A vital record that is not a birth certificate, if the event which
3is the subject of the vital record occurred after September 30, 1907, unless the
4requester is a person with a direct and tangible interest in the record or unless the
5registrar has received a court order directing issuance of the vital record.
SB412, s. 2 6Section 2. 69.21 (1) (a) 2. am. of the statutes is created to read:
SB412,2,127 69.21 (1) (a) 2. am. A birth certificate, unless the requester is the registrant;
8the parent of the registrant, unless the parent is a birth parent whose parental rights
9to the subject have been terminated under ch. 48; the legal custodian or guardian of
10the registrant; or an attorney representing the registrant, the parent of the
11registrant, or the legal custodian or guardian of the registrant, or unless the registrar
12has received a court order directing issuance of the birth certificate.
SB412,2,1313 (End)
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