NOTE: As of this posting, the official Ma amendments are not available.
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Issued April 20, 2009
ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
TO VOTE NO ON AB 372
DEADLINE FOR YOUR LETTER TO BECOME A PART OF THE RECORD: 5 PM PST TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2009
(Even if you miss the deadline, please continue to send your letters and e-mails.)
On Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 AB 372 will come before the California State Legislature’s Assembly Judiciary Committee. Assembly Bill 372 would require State Notification to birthparents of an adoptee’s request for their record and the birthparent’s Consent to Disclosure and Release of the Original Birth Certificate to the adoptee. Until the amendments are viewed, it is not known who would fund the notification. Perhaps that would be the responsibility of the adoptee making request.
WE MUST ACT NOW TO DEFEAT AB 372 AND LEAVE CLEAR THE PATH FOR A RIGHTS DRIVEN OPEN RECORDS BILL. DO NOT ALLOW A MISGUIDED ATTEMPT TO WORK WITHIN AND EXPAND AN EXISTING DISCLOSURE VETO, UNDER THE GUISE OF “PRIVACY RIGHTS”, TO ESTABLISH FURTHER PRECEDENT IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA! NO MORE BAD LAW ON THE BOOKS!
VIEW UPCOMING AMENDMENTS TO AB 372: http://www.calopen.org/MaMemoRE_AB372.pdf
FAX, PHONE and E-MAIL the Assembly Judiciary Committee to vote NO on AB 372.
A SAMPLE LETTER on how to direct your comments to the Committee can be found here:
We urge all California residents to ATTEND THE HEARING.
You can watch and listen LIVE to the hearing via the internet:
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Room Number 4202
8:00 AM (PST)
(Click on Committee Room List)
PLEASE PHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee:
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YOU LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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