re: Kentucky legislation
- I posted this response once already and then I pointed out to Mark Treesh
the difficulty genealogist may have in obtaining records - in reply to his
response. At least he is looking into my question a second time - he
forwarded my question to Norman.Lawson@... (Lawson, Norman (LRC))
Asking for additional information - at least it may open a few eyes!
Here is a response I received from my emails re: the Birth and Death
Dear Ms. Cudney,
This bill was written to prevent the fraudulent practice of using a birth
certificate of a person to engage in identity theft and credit card fraud;
it has no negative impact on genealogists unless they intend to use the
information they obtain for illegal purposes.
Here is a link to the bill:
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/Record/02RS/HB523/HCS1.doc. I am sure you would
find it useful to read the actual bill rather than relying on the
representations of others.
Please note Section 3, Subsection (3), which specifically excludes
genealogical research. Also note in the same section, Subsection (8), which
relates to birth and death records being public records. Other than the
renumbering, this subsection was left unchanged.
Bottom line? You had bad information about what the bill does. I hope this
corrects the record for you.
From: Mark.Treesh@... (Treesh, Mark (State Rep.) (LRC))
To: Norman.Lawson@... (Lawson, Norman (LRC))
CC: Antiquefrek@... ('Antiquefrek@...')
Could you or one of your staff please give me a brief recap on HB 523 as it
would pertain to genealogists researching family information? Please see
the concerns outlined below.
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