An Act Relating to Access to Vital Records
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2706, as amended by PL 2009, c. 601, §12, is further amended to read:
§ 2706. Disclosure of vital records
Custodians of certificates and records of birth, marriage and death may shall permit inspection of records, or issue certified or informational copies of certificates or records, or any parts thereof, when satisfied that the applicant therefor has a direct and legitimate interest in the matter recorded, the decision of the state registrar or the clerk of a municipality being subject to review by the Superior Court, under the limitations of this section.
This bill makes more accessible to the public birth records, marriage records, domestic partnership registrations and death records while maintaining safeguards regarding certified copies of those records.