January 29, 2019 10:57 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to update an 80-year-old state law that denies a basic right to some American citizens.
It would allow an adopted person to get a copy of their birth certificate without requiring judicial review.
News10NBC looked into it after our investigation into how Rochester Police treated a man who wanted to become a police officer.
The Rochester Police Department told Peter Abee to prove his race by getting his parents and grandparents' birth certificates.
But Abee was adopted as a child from Bulgaria, and state law seals the birth records of adopted children.
Versions of the bill were introduced in the state Assembly and the Senate.
Updated: January 29, 2019 10:57 AM
Created: January 28, 2019 08:12 PM
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