Honorable Jane Nelson, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB703 by Nelson (Relating to the provision of a certified copy of a birth certificate for certain minors receiving services from the Department of Family and Protective Services.), As Introduced
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The bill amends the terms of a memorandum of understanding between the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to prohibit DSHS from collecting fees from DFPS for certified copies of birth certificates and birth verifications for children in the managing conservatorship of DFPS if parental rights have been terminated and the child is eligible for adoption.
DSHS currently charges DFPS $13.50 to issue a birth certificate and $0.33 per birth verification. In fiscal year 2008 DFPS requested 5,000 birth certificates and 20,000 birth verifications for children in the managing conservatorship of DFPS that had parental rights terminated and were eligible for adoption. DSHS assumes that DFPS will make the same number of requests in fiscal year 2010 and beyond. No longer charging DFPS for these requests will result in an estimated loss of revenue to DSHS of $74,100 from the Vital Statistics Account and a savings to DFPS of $56,070 in General Revenue and $18,030 in Federal Funds in each fiscal year.
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