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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 102. VITAL RECORDS AND HEALTH STATISTICS [102100 - 103925]

  ( Division 102 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

PART 1. VITAL RECORDS [102100 - 103800]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

CHAPTER 14. Certified Copy and Verification of Records [103525 - 103590]
  ( Chapter 14 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )

  
103525.5.  

(a) (1) Until January 1, 2006, in addition to the fees prescribed by Sections 103625 and 103626, an applicant for a certified copy of a birth or death record shall pay an additional fee of two dollars ($2). Commencing January 1, 2006, this fee shall be reduced to one dollar ($1).

(2) Commencing January 1, 2010, in addition to the fees prescribed by Sections 103625 and 103626, an applicant for a certified copy of a marriage record shall pay an additional fee of one dollar ($1).

(b) Until January 1, 2006, each local registrar or county recorder collecting the fee pursuant to this section shall transmit one dollar and sixty-five cents ($1.65) of the fee to the State Registrar by the 10th day of the month following the month in which the fee was received. Commencing January 1, 2006, each local registrar or county recorder collecting the fee pursuant to this section shall transmit sixty-five cents ($.65) of the fee to the State Registrar by the 10th day of the month in which the fee was received. These funds, and fees collected by the State Registrar pursuant to this section, shall be used by the State Registrar, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to develop safety and security measures to protect against fraudulent use of birth, death, and marriage records, including, but not limited to, computerizing records, redacting and removing signatures as required by law, and electronically distributing redacted records to local registrars and county recorders for their use in complying with Sections 103526 and 103526.5.

(c) Thirty-five cents ($0.35) of the fee specified in subdivision (a) shall be retained by the public official charged with the collection of the fee to defray the costs of the additional security features required by Sections 103526 and 103526.5.

(d) The entire amount of the fee collected pursuant to subdivision (a) by the State Registrar shall be retained and used by the State Registrar, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose specified in subdivision (b). The entire amount of the fee collected by the local registrar or county recorder pursuant to subdivision (c) shall be retained and used by that official for the purpose specified in subdivision (c).

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 412, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010.)