December 17, 2015
PENNSYLVANIA HB 162
SENATE ACTION ALERT
Pennsylvania HB 162 has been amended to include a birth parent redaction demand provision! Please take action now. You do not have to be from or reside in PA to contact legislators, although if you are a constituent or PA adoptee or triad member, please do include that information in your contacts with legislators.
The original, clean bill would have provided a copy of an original birth certificate to adult adoptees at age 19 without condition. A standard and true “contact preference form” provision was also included.
The amended version is a redaction bill. Specifics set forth below.
Amended version: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/…/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm…
Prime Sponsor: BENNINGHOFF
DAVIS, CALTAGIRONE, EMRICK, GINGRICH, MILLARD, MAJOR, MUNDY, PICKETT, O’BRIEN, D. COSTA, KORTZ, O’NEILL, FLECK, C. HARRIS, REESE, LAWRENCE, KNOWLES, CAUSER, CLYMER, WATSON, THOMAS, SWANGER, COHEN, ROCK, YOUNGBLOOD, EVERETT, HELM,GROVE, GILLEN, DENLINGER, FARRY, MOUL, HEFFLEY, QUINN, BISHOP, ROZZI, MAHONEY and METCALFE
Current Status: Having passed out of the House, Pennsylvania House Bill 162 will come to the Senate floor for a vote.
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