HOUSE BILL No. 1053
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 16-37-1-8.
Synopsis: Identification to obtain a birth certificate. Specifies that the
identification presented to obtain a birth certificate does not need to
include a photograph. Allows a person to provide a sworn statement
instead of a form of identification to obtain a birth certificate. Requires
the department of health to make specified changes to the form used to
obtain a birth certificate.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 4, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1053
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-37-1-8; (06)IN1053.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-37-1-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 8. (a) Except as
provided in subsection (c), a local health officer shall provide a
certification of birth, death, or stillbirth registration upon request by
any person only if:
(1) the health officer is satisfied that the applicant has a direct
interest in the matter;
(2) the health officer determines that the certificate is necessary
for the determination of personal or property rights or for
compliance with state or federal law; and
(3) the applicant for a birth certificate presents:
one (1) form of identification; or
(B) a statement under oath or affirmation that the
applicant is permitted by law to obtain the birth certificate.
A local health officer may not require a photograph
identification for the identification described in clause (A).
However, the local health officer must issue a certificate of an
applicant's own birth registration.
(b) A local health officer's decision whether or not to issue a
certified copy of a birth certificate is subject to review by a court.
(c) A local health officer may not issue a copy of a birth certificate
of a missing child to which a notice has been attached under
IC 10-13-5-11 without the authorization of the Indiana clearinghouse
for information on missing children.
SOURCE: ; (06)IN1053.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] (a) The state
department of health shall amend the application for the search
and certified copy of a birth record form as follows:
(1) Change the description of the required identification to
reflect that photograph identification is not required.
(2) Specify that making false statements on an application for
or altering, mutilating, or counterfeiting an Indiana birth
certificate is a criminal offense under IC 16-37-1-12 and set
forth the maximum:
(A) term of imprisonment; and
for the offense.
(b) This SECTION expires December 31, 2007.