Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 469

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-9-2-84; IC 31-19.

Synopsis: Access to identifying information for adoptions. Repeals, effective July 1, 2012, provisions applicable to adoptions finalized before January 1, 1994, that prohibit the release of identifying adoption information unless a consent to release the information is on file. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2012, identifying adoption information may be released unless a nonrelease is on file, regardless of when the adoption was filed. (Under current law, this provision applies only to adoptions filed after December 31, 1993.)

Effective: July 1, 2011; July 1, 2012.





Broden




    January 13, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 469



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-9-2-84; (11)IN0469.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-9-2-84 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 84. "Nonidentifying information", for purposes of IC 31-19-18, IC 31-19-21, IC 31-19-23, and IC 31-19-24, means any information, other than a medical history, that:
        (1) concerns an interested person to an adoption; and
        (2) does not identify a birth parent, an adoptive parent, or an adoptee.
SOURCE: IC 31-19-20-4; (11)IN0469.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 31-19-20-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 4. IC 31-19-19, this chapter, and IC 31-19-21 IC 31-19-23 through IC 31-19-24 do not restrict a provider (as defined in IC 16-18-2-295) from releasing medical records to an attorney or agency arranging an adoption if the provider receives the appropriate authorization under IC 16-39-1.
SOURCE: IC 31-19-25-1; (11)IN0469.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 31-19-25-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 1. Until July 1, 2012, this chapter applies to all adoptions that are filed after December 31,

1993. Beginning July 1, 2012, this chapter applies to all adoptions, regardless of the date the adoption was filed.
    SECTION 4. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: IC 31-19-21; IC 31-19-22.