Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2706, as amended by PL 2009, c. 601, §12, is further amended to read:
Custodians of certificates and records of birth, marriage and death may shall permit inspection of records, or issue certified or noncertified 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 amendment replaces the bill. It clarifies that informational copies of vital records are noncertified copies. It shortens the time period for access to vital records. It opens to inspection and allows for purchase of noncertified copies of vital records created prior to 1892. It requires custodians of vital records to permit inspection of the records by a person who has a direct and legitimate interest and by a researcher engaged in genealogical research who holds a researcher identification card.