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  S.B. No. 703
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the provision of a certified copy of a birth certificate
  for certain minors receiving services from the Department of Family
  and Protective Services and to the amendment of birth and death
  certificates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 191.0047, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (c) to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The Department of State Health Services shall enter into
  a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Family and
  Protective Services to implement this section. Subject to
  Subsection (c), the [The] terms of the memorandum of understanding
  must include methods for reimbursing the Department of State Health
  Services in an amount that is not more than the actual costs the
  department incurs in verifying the birth information or providing
  the birth record to the Department of Family and Protective
  Services.
         (c)  The Department of State Health Services may not collect
  a fee or other amount for verification of birth information or
  provision of a certified copy of the birth record under Subsection
  (a) for a child in the managing conservatorship of the Department of
  Family and Protective Services if parental rights to the child have
  been terminated and the child is eligible for adoption.
         SECTION 2.  Section 191.028, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  Not later than the 30th business day after the date the
  department receives an amending certificate, the department shall
  notify the individual of whether the amendment has been accepted
  for filing.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies only to amending certificates
  filed on or after the effective date of this Act. Amending
  certificates filed before the effective date of this Act are
  governed by the law in effect immediately before that date, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 703 passed the Senate on
  March 19, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 29, 2009, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 703 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 26, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 143,
  Nays 2, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor