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                            CHAPTER 267-H.F.No. 3236 
                  An act relating to health; modifying provisions for 
                  issuing certified copies of vital records; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144.225, subdivision 
                  7. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 144.225, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [CERTIFIED COPY OF BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATE.] 
        The state or local registrar shall issue a certified copy of a 
        birth or death certificate or a statement of no record found to 
        an individual upon the individual's proper completion of 
        an affidavit attestation provided by the commissioner: 
           (1) to a person who has a tangible interest in the 
        requested certificate.  A person who has a tangible interest is: 
           (i) the subject of the certificate; 
           (ii) a child of the subject; 
           (iii) the spouse of the subject; 
           (iv) a parent of the subject, unless the parent is a birth 
        parent whose parental rights have been terminated; 
           (v) the grandparent or grandchild of the subject; 
           (vi) the party responsible for filing the certificate; 
           (vii) the legal custodian or guardian of the subject; 
           (vi) (viii) a personal representative of the estate of the 
        subject or a successor of the subject, as defined in section 
        524.1-201, if the subject is deceased; 
           (vii) (ix) a representative authorized by a person under 
        clauses (1) to (3); or 
           (viii) (x) a person or entity who demonstrates that a 
        certified copy of the certificate is necessary for the 
        determination or protection of a personal or property right, 
        pursuant to rules adopted by the commissioner; 
           (2) to any local, state, or federal governmental agency 
        upon request if the certified certificate is necessary for the 
        governmental agency to perform its authorized duties.  An 
        authorized governmental agency includes the department of human 
        services, the department of revenue, and the United States 
        Immigration and Naturalization Service; or 
           (3) pursuant to a court order issued by a court of 
        competent jurisdiction.  For purposes of this section, a 
        subpoena does not constitute a court order. 
           Presented to the governor March 20, 2000 
           Signed by the governor March 23, 2000, 10:40 a.m.