•  Summary 
  •  Actions 
  •  Committee Votes 
  •  Floor Votes 
  •  Memo 
  •  Text 
  •  LFIN 
  •  Chamber Video/Transcript 

A03049 Summary:

SPONSORPheffer Amato
COSPNSRCook, Cymbrowitz
Amd 4130, Pub Health L
Changes the time limit within which a live birth must be registered from within 5 days of the birth, to within 15 days of the birth.
Go to top

A03049 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Pheffer Amato
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the registration of live births   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the amount of days to file a birth certificate after a live birth to fifteen (15).   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 and 2 amend Subdivisions 2 and 4 of Section 4130 of the Public Health Law are amended to require that a live birth be registered within 15 days after the date of birth. Section 3 sets an immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: After giving birth, the recovery period for mothers can range from a few days to a couple weeks if there are complications. Current law requires that a newborn's birth certificate be authorized five days after giving birth, but in some cases, that may not be enough time. For some moth- ers, this can be a hardship if there are complications after the birth or the mother may not be able to file a birth certificate in the 5-day period. The mother of a newborn should focus on recovering not worrying about the short period they have to file a birth certificate. Giving birth can be stressful and unpredictable. Extending the period to file a birth certificate would help to reduce some of that stress, especially in situations when complications may arise.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2018 - A6522a   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
Go to top

A03049 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. PHEFFER AMATO, COOK, CYMBROWITZ -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  registration
          of live births
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4130 of the public health law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  506  of  the  laws  of 1955, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2. The birth of each child born alive in this state  shall  be  regis-
     5  tered  within [five] fifteen days after the date of birth by filing with
     6  the registrar of the district in which the birth occurred a  certificate
     7  of  such  birth,  which  certificate  shall  be upon the form prescribed
     8  therefor by the commissioner.
     9    § 2. Subdivision 4 of section  4130  of  the  public  health  law,  as
    10  amended  by  chapter  884  of  the  laws  of 1972, is amended to read as
    11  follows:
    12    4. In each case where there  was  no  physician  or  nurse-midwife  in
    13  attendance  upon the birth, it shall be the duty of the father or mother
    14  of the child, the householder or owner of the premises where  the  birth
    15  occurred,  or  the director or person in charge of the public or private
    16  institution where the birth occurred, each in the  order  named,  within
    17  [five] fifteen days after the date of such birth, to report to the local
    18  registrar the fact of such birth and to file said certificate.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Go to top