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  • NJ A2106
  • Permits homeless to receive certified copy of birth certificate without fee.
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Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits homeless people to obtain free certified copies of their birth certificates by submitting a request for the certificate to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics through a social worker or through the coordinator of the emergency shelter for the homeless where the person is temporarily residing. Because the State Registrar requires that all certified copies of vital records be sent to the requester's address of record, homeless people are currently required to submit any request for a certified copy of a vital record in this manner. The bill defines "homeless person" to mean "a person without a domicile who is unable to secure permanent and stable housing as determined by a social worker or the coordinator of an emergency shelter." The bill additionally revises R.S.26:8-63 to provide that the definition of "fee" applies to the entire section; under current law, the definition is only applied to veteran's death certificates. The bill does not otherwise revise the definition of "fee," which includes, but is not limited to, any search, certification, processing, authentication, standard shipping, or other fees that would ordinarily be assessed to furnish a certified copy of a certificate or transcript.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Health and Senior Services, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2016, c.98.  (on 1/9/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/9/2017 A Approved P.L.2016, c.98.
11/21/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (72-0-0)
11/21/2016 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
11/21/2016 S Passed by the Senate (32-0)
11/21/2016 S Substituted for S2351 (1R)
11/21/2016 S Senate Amendment (27-0) (Madden)
11/21/2016 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (71-0-0)
10/27/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/27/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 10/27/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
2/22/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
2/22/2016 Assembly Health and Senior Services Hearing (10:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 71 0 8
Detail 11/21/2016 Senate Floor: Second Reading (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 11/21/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 32 0 8
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 72 0 7
Detail 11/21/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2351 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 11/21/2016 Senate Floor: Amend 27 0 13
Detail 10/27/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 0
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0