Public Act 100-0506
Public Act 0506 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 100-0506|
|HB3060 Enrolled||LRB100 11327 MJP 21702 b|
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Vital Records Act is amended by changing
Section 1 and by adding Section 25.3 as follows:
(410 ILCS 535/1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-1)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
(1) "Vital records" means records of births, deaths, fetal
marriages, dissolution of marriages, and data related
(2) "System of vital records" includes the registration,
preservation, amendment, and certification of
vital records, and
activities related thereto.
(3) "Filing" means the presentation of a certificate,
other record provided for in this Act, of a birth,
death, fetal death,
adoption, marriage, or dissolution of
marriage, for registration by the Office of Vital
(4) "Registration" means the acceptance by the Office of
Records and the incorporation in its official records of
reports, or other records provided for in this
Act, of births, deaths,
fetal deaths, adoptions, marriages, or
dissolution of marriages.
(5) "Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction
mother of a product of human conception, irrespective
of the duration of
pregnancy, which after such separation
breathes or shows any other
evidence of life such as beating of
the heart, pulsation of the
umbilical cord, or definite
movement of voluntary muscles, whether or
not the umbilical
cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.
(6) "Fetal death" means death prior to the complete
extraction from its mother of a product of human
irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the
death is indicated by the
fact that after such separation the
fetus does not breathe or show any
other evidence of life such
as beating of the heart, pulsation of the
umbilical cord, or
definite movement of voluntary muscles.
(7) "Dead body" means a lifeless human body or parts of
such body or
bones thereof from the state of which it may
reasonably be concluded
that death has occurred.
(8) "Final disposition" means the burial, cremation, or
disposition of a dead human body or fetus or parts
(9) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
Illinois or any other State.
(10) "Institution" means any establishment, public or
provides in-patient medical, surgical, or
diagnostic care or treatment,
or nursing, custodial, or
domiciliary care to 2 or more unrelated
individuals, or to
which persons are committed by law.
(11) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of
(12) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
(13) "Homeless person" means an individual who meets the
definition of "homeless" under Section 103 of the federal
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302) or an
individual residing in any of the living situations described
in 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2).
(Source: P.A. 81-230.)
(410 ILCS 535/25.3 new)
Homeless person birth record request.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, an individual's
status as a homeless person may be verified by a human services
agency, legal services agency, or other similar agency that has
knowledge of the individual's housing status, including, but
not limited to:
(1) a homeless service agency receiving federal,
State, county, or municipal funding to provide those
services or otherwise sanctioned by a local continuum of
(2) an attorney licensed to practice in the State;
(3) a public school homeless liaison or school social
(4) a human services provider funded by the State to
serve homeless or runaway youth, individuals with mental
illness, or individuals with addictions.
Individuals who are homeless must not be charged for this
Anyone who knowingly or purposefully falsifies this
verification is subject to a penalty of $100.
(b) Applicable fees under Section 25 of this Act for a
search for a birth record or a certified copy of a birth record
shall be waived for all requests made by a homeless person
whose status is verified under subsection (a) of this Section.
The State Registrar of Vital Records shall establish
standards and procedures consistent with this Section for
waiver of such applicable fees.
(c) A homeless person shall be provided no more than 4
birth records annually under this Section.
This Act takes effect January
Effective Date: 1/1/2018