BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
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ATTENTION ALL ADOPTEES WHO LIVE OR WERE BORN IN MISSOURI
At noon on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at noon the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives will hold a hearing on HB 509. The bill permits any person adopted in the state, 18 years or older, to access their original birth certificate upon request... This is a clean bill with no restrictions. Bastard Nation: the Adoptee Rights Organization supports the bill.
HB 509 can be found at http://www.house.mo.gov/bills071/biltxt/intro/HB0509I.htm
The relevant part of the bill reads:
Upon receipt of a written application to the state registrar, any adopted person eighteen years of age or older born in the state of Missouri shall be issued a certified copy of his or her unaltered, original, and unamended certificate of birth in the custody of the state registrar, with procedures, filing fees, and waiting periods identical to those imposed upon nonadopted citizens of the state of Missouri. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as violating the provisions of section 453.121, RSMo.
Records access groups working in Missouri report that the bill’s sponsor Rep. Connie LeJoyce Johnson requests that letters of support for HB 509 be emailed to her. We are asking Missouri adoptees and their families to write letters. Rep. Johnson address is Connie.Johnson@house,mo.gov .
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