Sunday, December 11, 2011

(USA) PA SB 361 Passes House and Senate and Sent to Governor

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

I am delighted to inform you that Pennsylvania SB 361 passed the House of Representatives unanimously on December 6, 2011 and has been sent to Governor Tom Corbett who indicated, per the Preserving York Blog (see below), he will sign the bill. The bill will make Pennsylvania-issued birth records public after 105 years and death records public after 50 years. The records will be maintained by the state archives once they are available to the public. Pennsylvania has been one of the strictest states in releasing records to the public.

To read a copy of the bill as passed go to: http://tinyurl.com/5sbcotq
original url:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0361&pn=1598

To read more go to Preserving York Blog:
http://www.preservingyork.com/2011/12/gov-corbett-expected-to-sign-genealogy.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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