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Full Text of HB4909  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by adding
5Section 25.4 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 535/25.4 new)
7    Sec. 25.4. Youth in care birth record request.
8    (a) For the purposes of this Section, an individual's
9status as a youth in care may be verified:
10        (1) with a copy of the court order placing the youth in
11    the guardianship or custody of the Department of Children
12    and Family Services or terminating the Department of
13    Children and Family Services' guardianship or custody of
14    the youth; or
15        (2) by a human services agency, legal services agency,
16    or other similar agency that has knowledge of the
17    individual's youth in care status, including, but not
18    limited to:
19            (A) a child welfare agency, including the
20        Department of Children and Family Services; or
21            (B) the attorney or guardian ad litem who served as
22        the youth in care's attorney or guardian ad litem
23        during proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act.



HB4909 Enrolled- 2 -LRB100 17353 MJP 32517 b

1    A person described in subsection (b) of this Section must
2not be charged for verification under this Section.
3    A person who knowingly or purposefully falsifies this
4verification is subject to a penalty of $100.
5    (b) The applicable fees under Section 25 of this Act for a
6search for a birth record or a certified copy of a birth record
7shall be waived for all requests made by:
8        (1) a youth in care, as defined in Section 4d of the
9    Children and Family Services Act, whose status is verified
10    under subsection (a) of this Section; or
11        (2) a person under the age of 27 who was a youth in
12    care, as defined in Section 4d of the Children and Family
13    Services Act, on or after his or her 18th birthday and
14    whose status is verified under subsection (a) of this
15    Section.
16    The State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish
17standards and procedures consistent with this Section for
18waiver of the applicable fees.
19    (c) A person shall be provided no more than 4 birth records
20annually under this Section.