PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.2882a Heirloom birth certificate; issuance; administration; fee; design; seal; signature of governor; marketing and promotion; certificate not official record; section to be referred to as "Pam Posthumus law."
(1) In addition to the birth record copies and certificates issued under section 2882 and subject to the limitations of section 2882(1)(a) and (b), the state registrar shall issue, upon request and payment of the fee prescribed in subsection (2), an heirloom birth certificate representing the birth of the individual named on the original birth record or certificate. The state registrar may establish procedures for the administration of an heirloom birth certificate. The state registrar shall establish procedures to allow the purchase of a gift card or certificate that can be redeemed by a person eligible to purchase an heirloom birth certificate under this section.
(2) The fee for each heirloom certificate of birth is $40.00. The state registrar shall transmit $20.00 of each fee collected under this section to the state treasurer for deposit as a gift or donation into the children's trust fund created in 1982 PA 249, MCL 21.171 to 21.172.
(3) The department shall design each heirloom birth certificate available for issue under subsection (1) consistent with the form and content prescribed under section 2811 and so that it is suitable for display. An heirloom birth certificate may bear the seal of the state and may be signed by the governor.
(4) The department shall market and promote heirloom birth certificates available under this section.
(5) An heirloom birth certificate issued under this section is not an official record of birth and is not the active birth certificate of the individual whose name appears on the document.
(6) This section may be referred to as the "Pam Posthumus law".
History: Add. 2011, Act 28, Imd. Eff. May 16, 2011
Am. 2012, Act 127, Imd. Eff. May 8, 2012
Popular Name: Act 368
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