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  Date of enactment: February 4, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 297   Date of publication*: February 5, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 142
An Act to repeal 69.21 (2) (d) 2. and 69.24 (1) (am); to consolidate, renumber and amend 69.21 (2) (a) and (c); to amend 69.21 (2) (d) 1. and 69.24 (1) (a); and to create 69.30 (3) of the statutes; relating to: copying, making available, and required notices on, certain vital records.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
142,1 Section 1. 69.21 (2) (a) and (c) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 69.21 (2) (a) and amended to read:
69.21 (2) (a) The state registrar or local registrar shall issue an uncertified copy of the vital record of one or more registrants if the subject of the vital record is an event occurring after September 30, 1907. The requirements of ss. 69.15 (6) (b) and 69.20 (3) (b) for disclosing information under s. 69.20 (2) shall apply to issuance under this paragraph of any copy of a vital record containing such information. (c) Any uncertified copy issued under par. (a) or (b) this paragraph shall have on its face a notice that it is uncertified.
142,2 Section 2. 69.21 (2) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
69.21 (2) (d) 1. An uncertified photocopy of a vital record for an event occurring before October 1, 1907, other than a vital record held by the state registrar and any local registrar, shall be stamped "NOT FOR IDENTITY PURPOSES" across its face and is subject to this paragraph and may not be made available to the public in electronic format, but is not otherwise subject to the limitations of this section or the requirements of s. 69.22.
142,3 Section 3. 69.21 (2) (d) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
142,4 Section 4. 69.24 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
69.24 (1) (a) Other than as authorized under s. ss. 69.21 (2) (d) and 69.30 (3), prepares or issues any paper or film which purports to be, or carries the appearance of, an original or a copy of a vital record, certified or uncertified, except as provided under this subchapter or s. 610.50 and except for any hospital which issues any written announcement of the birth of a person to the parents of the person if the announcement contains plain notice that the announcement is not for official use.
142,5 Section 5. 69.24 (1) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
142,6 Section 6. 69.30 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
69.30 (3) Any person may copy or may make available electronically an uncertified copy of a vital record for an event occurring before October 1, 1907, that is issued under s. 69.21 (2) (b) or (d).
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