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69.14(2)(b)4.c. c. In the absence of any person under subd. 4. a. or b., the next of kin of the registrant.
69.14(2)(b)4.d. d. In the absence of any person under subds. 4. a. to c., any older person having personal knowledge of the facts of birth of the registrant.
69.14(2)(b)5. 5. The state registrar may deny a request for a birth certificate under this paragraph. If the state registrar approves a request for a birth certificate under this paragraph, he or she shall indicate plainly on the face of the certificate that the certificate has been registered under this paragraph and the date the certificate is registered and shall send a copy of the certificate to the local registrar under s. 69.03 (11). The local registrar shall file the certificate.
69.14(2)(b)6. 6. If the state registrar denies a request for registration of a birth certificate under this subsection, the person making the request may file a petition with the circuit court of the alleged county of birth for an order establishing a record of the date and place of the birth and the parentage of the person who would be the registrant. If the court finds that such person was born in this state, the court shall make findings as to the place and date of birth, parentage and any other required finding and shall issue an order, on a form prescribed and furnished by the state registrar, to register a birth certificate for the person. The order shall include the birth date to be registered, a description of the evidence presented and the date of the court's action.
69.14(2)(b)7. 7. On any birth certificate registered under this paragraph, the state registrar or his or her designated representative shall describe each document submitted under subd. 3. The abstract for each document shall include:
69.14(2)(b)7.a. a. The title or description of the document.
69.14(2)(b)7.b. b. The name and address of the affiant if the document is an affidavit of personal knowledge or the name and address of the custodian if the document is an original or certified copy of a record or a signed statement from a custodian.
69.14(2)(b)7.c. c. If the document was previously filed, the date of the filing.
69.14(2)(b)7.d. d. What birth facts the document contains.
69.14(2)(b)8. 8. On any birth certificate registered under this paragraph, the state registrar or his or her designated representative shall certify by his or her signature that:
69.14(2)(b)8.a. a. No other birth certificate is on file for the registrant.
69.14(2)(b)8.b. b. The state registrar or his or her designated representative has reviewed the evidence submitted under subd. 3.
69.14(2)(b)8.c. c. The abstract under subd. 7. accurately reflects the nature and content of the evidence submitted under subd. 3.
69.14(3) (3)Registration of foundlings.
69.14(3)(a)(a) Any person who assumes custody of a live born infant of unknown parentage shall file a birth certificate for the infant within 5 days after assuming custody and shall file the birth certificate with the following information:
69.14(3)(a)1. 1. The date the registrant was found.
69.14(3)(a)2. 2. The estimated date of birth of the registrant.
69.14(3)(a)3. 3. The address of the place where the registrant was found.
69.14(3)(a)4. 4. The sex and race of the registrant.
69.14(3)(a)5. 5. The name given to the registrant by the filing party.
69.14(3)(a)6. 6. The name, address and signature of the person with whom the registrant has been placed for care. The information under this subdivision shall be entered in the item on the birth certificate where information on the attendant at birth is required.
69.14(3)(b) (b) A local registrar who accepts a birth certificate for filing under this subsection shall plainly mark "foundling" in the top margin of the certificate.
69.14(3)(c) (c) If at any time after a birth certificate is filed for a registrant under this subsection a birth certificate filed for the registrant at the time of birth of the registrant is found or the registrant is adopted and the adoptive parents sign a birth record giving their names as the adoptive parents, the state registrar shall impound the birth certificate filed under this subsection and prohibit access except by court order or except by the state registrar for processing purposes.
69.14 History History: 1985 a. 315; 1987 a. 413; 1993 a. 27.
69.14 Annotation Sub. (1) (f) 1. b. is not a gender-specific statute violating the right to equal protection. Marriage of Steinbach v. Gustafson, 177 W (2d) 178, 502 NW (2d) 156 (Ct. App. 1993).
69.15 69.15 Changes of fact on birth certificates.
69.15(1) (1)Birth certificate information changes. The state registrar may change information on a birth certificate registered in this state which was correct at the time the birth certificate was filed under a court or administrative order issued in this state, in another state or in Canada or under the valid order of a court of any federally recognized Indian tribe, band or nation if:
69.15(1)(a) (a) The order provides for an adoption, name change or name change with sex change or establishes paternity; and
69.15(1)(b) (b) A clerk of court sends the state registrar a certified report of an order of a court in this state on a form supplied by the state registrar or, in the case of any other order, the state registrar receives a certified copy of the order and the proper fee under s. 69.22.
69.15(2) (2)Adoptions.
69.15(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b), if the state registrar receives an order under sub. (1) which provides for an adoption, the state registrar shall prepare, under sub. (6), a new certificate for the subject of the adoption unless the adoptive parents or the subject of the adoption requests, under s. 48.94, that no new certificate be prepared. If the order is from a court in this state, the order shall include a certified copy of the original birth certificate registered for the subject of the adoption. The new certificate shall show:
69.15(2)(a)1. 1. The name of the registrant.
69.15(2)(a)2. 2. The date and place of birth as transcribed from the original certificate. The date and place on the original certificate may not be changed by the court.
69.15(2)(a)3. 3. The names and personal information of the adoptive parents unless otherwise indicated by the court order.
69.15(2)(a)4. 4. The hospital and time of birth as unknown.
69.15(2)(a)5. 5. The filing date on the original certificate.
69.15(2)(a)6. 6. Any other information necessary to complete the new certificate.
69.15(2)(b) (b) If the state registrar receives an order under sub. (1) which provides for an adoption of any person born outside of the United States by any person who is a resident of this state at the time of adoption, and if the adoptive parents present proof of the facts of birth to the state registrar, the state registrar shall prepare a certification of birth data for the subject of the adoption. The certification shall indicate the date and place of birth, the child's adoptive name, the adoptive parents' names, and the sources of information of each of these facts. If neither of the birth parents of the subject of the adoption are U.S. citizens, the new certification may include proof of the naturalization of the subject of the adoption.
69.15(2)(c) (c) If the state registrar determines that the registrant of a birth certificate was adopted without a change in the registrant's birth certificate under par. (a) or (b), the state registrar shall obtain a copy of the court order which provided for the adoption, if available, and shall prepare, under sub. (6), a new certificate for the registrant.
69.15(3) (3)Paternity.
69.15(3)(a)(a) If the state registrar receives an order under sub. (1) which establishes paternity or determines that the man whose name appears on a registrant's birth certificate is not the father of the registrant, the state registrar shall do the following, as appropriate:
69.15(3)(a)1. 1. Prepare under sub. (6) a new certificate omitting the father's name if the order determines that the man whose name appears on a registrant's birth certificate is not the father of the registrant and if there is no adjudicated father.
69.15(3)(a)2. 2. Prepare under sub. (6) a new certificate for the subject of a paternity action changing the name of the father if the name of the adjudicated father is different than the name of the man on the birth certificate.
69.15(3)(a)3. 3. Except as provided under subd. 4., insert the name of the adjudicated father on the original birth certificate if the name of the father was omitted on the original certificate.
69.15(3)(a)4. 4. If the order provides for a change in the child's given name or surname or both, enter the name indicated on a new birth certificate prepared under subd. 1. or 2. or on the original birth certificate under subd. 3. except that if the surname of a child under 7 years of age is changed, the state registrar shall prepare a new certificate under sub. (6).
69.15(3)(b)1.1. Except as provided under par. (c), if the state registrar receives a statement acknowledging paternity on a form prescribed by the state registrar and signed by both of the birth parents of a child determined to be a marital child under s. 767.60, a certified copy of the parents' marriage certificate and the fee required under s. 69.22 (5) (b) 1., the state registrar shall insert the name of the husband from the marriage certificate as the father if the name of the father was omitted on the original birth certificate. The state registrar shall include on the form for the acknowledgment a notice of the information in s. 767.458 (1) (a) to (e).
69.15(3)(b)2. 2. Except as provided under par. (c), if the parent of a child determined to be a marital child under s. 767.60 dies after his or her marriage and before the statement acknowledging paternity has been signed, the state registrar shall insert the name of the father under subd. 1. upon receipt of a court order determining that the husband was the father of the child.
69.15(3)(b)3. 3. Except as provided under par. (c), if the state registrar receives a statement acknowledging paternity on a form prescribed by the state registrar and signed by both parents, along with the fee under s. 69.22, the state registrar shall insert the name of the father under subd. 1. The state registrar shall mark the certificate to show that the form is on file. The form shall be available to the department of industry, labor and job development or its designee under s. 59.53 (5) pursuant to the program responsibilities under s. 49.22 or to any other person with a direct and tangible interest in the record. The state registrar shall include on the form for the acknowledgment a notice of the information in ss. 767.458 (1) (a) to (e) and 767.62.
69.15 Note NOTE: Subd. 3. is shown as affected by two acts of the 1995 legislature and as merged by the revisor under s. 13.93 (2) (c).
69.15(3)(b)4. 4. If a registrant has not reached the age of 18 years and if any of the following indicate, in a statement acknowledging paternity under subd. 1. or 3., that the given name or surname, or both, of the registrant should be changed on the birth certificate, the state registrar shall enter the name indicated on the birth certificate without a court order:
69.15(3)(b)4.a. a. The mother of the registrant, except as provided under subd. 4. b. and c.
69.15(3)(b)4.b. b. The father of the registrant if the father has legal custody of the registrant.
69.15(3)(b)4.c. c. The parents of the registrant if they have married each other after the birth of the registrant.
69.15(3)(c) (c) If the state registrar is required to enter a new surname or a new given name on a birth certificate under par. (b) 4. and the registrant has not reached the age of 7 years, the state registrar shall make a new certificate under sub. (6).
69.15(4) (4)Name change.
69.15(4)(a)(a) If the state registrar receives an order under sub. (1) which provides for a name change, the state registrar shall change the name on the original birth certificate.
69.15(4)(b) (b) Any person with a direct and tangible interest in a birth certificate registered in this state may petition a court to change the name and sex of the registrant on the certificate due to a surgical sex-change procedure. If the state registrar receives an order which provides for such a change the state registrar shall change the name and sex on the original certificate, except that if the court orders the state registrar to prepare a new certificate the state registrar shall prepare a new certificate under sub. (6).
69.15(4)(c) (c) A court may not order the state registrar to change any vital record due to a surgical sex-change procedure except as provided under this subsection.
69.15(4m) (4m)Name change without court order.
69.15(4m)(a)(a) Unless either parent of a registrant is a party to an action under ch. 767 involving the registrant and notwithstanding sub. (3) (b) 4. and s. 786.36, the name of a registrant born in this state may be changed once under this subsection without a court order if all of the following apply:
69.15(4m)(a)1. 1. The request for the change is received to the state registrar in writing, on a form approved by the state registrar.
69.15(4m)(a)2. 2. If a parent has sole legal custody of the registrant, the request for the change is signed by the parent who has legal custody.
69.15(4m)(a)3. 3. If both parents have legal custody of the registrant, the request for the change is signed by both parents.
69.15(4m)(a)4. 4. The request for the change is received within 365 calendar days after the day of birth of the registrant.
69.15(4m)(b) (b) If the conditions under par. (a) 1. to 4. are met, the state registrar shall change the registrant's name on the registrant's birth certificate. The state registrar is not required to issue a new birth certificate under this paragraph.
69.15(5) (5)New certificate for a person without any certificate. If no birth certificate has been registered for any person who is more than 365 days old and who is entitled to a new certificate under this section, and if the date and place of birth of the person have not been determined by a court, the state registrar shall register a birth certificate for the individual under s. 69.14 (2) (b) before preparing a new certificate under sub. (6).
69.15(6) (6)Preparation of new certificates.
69.15(6)(a)(a) The state registrar shall prepare a new birth certificate under this section on the form in use at the time the original certificate was filed. The state registrar shall include on a new certificate the date of creation of the new certificate and shall sign it. The state registrar shall type on the new certificate any other legible signature on the original certificate.
69.15(6)(b) (b) The state registrar shall register a new certificate created under this section and shall impound the original certificate or the certificate registered under sub. (5) and all correspondence, affidavits, court orders and other related materials and prohibit access except by court order or except by the state registrar for processing purposes or except when authorized under ss. 48.432 and 48.433. The state registrar shall send a copy of any new certificate registered under this section to the local registrar who filed the original of the replaced certificate. Upon receipt of the copy, the local registrar shall destroy his or her copy of the replaced certificate and file the new certificate.
69.15(6)(c) (c) If the state registrar changes a birth certificate on file or registered under this section instead of preparing a new certificate, the state registrar shall make the change under s. 69.11 (5) and shall send a notice of the change to the local registrar who filed the original of the changed certificate. Upon receipt of the notice, the local registrar shall change his or her copy of the changed certificate.
69.15 History History: 1985 a. 315; 1987 a. 413; 1989 a. 183; 1993 a. 481; 1995 a. 201, 404; s. 13.93 (2) (c).
69.16 69.16 Marriage documents.
69.16(1)(1) The form, content, application for and registration of marriage documents shall be under ch. 765.
69.16(2) (2) If a person has married in this state, at least 365 days have elapsed since the marriage and no marriage document is on file, a person with a direct and tangible interest in having a marriage document registered may petition the circuit court of the county in which the marriage is alleged to have occurred. If the court finds that the petitioner has established the fact of the marriage required on the marriage document, except for the information under s. 69.20 (2), the clerk of the court shall report the court's determination to the state registrar on a form prescribed by the state registrar, along with the fee required under s. 69.22. Upon receipt of the report, the state registrar shall register the marriage document and send a copy of the document to the local registrar under s. 69.03 (11). The local registrar shall file the document.
69.16 History History: 1985 a. 315.
69.17 69.17 Divorce report. At the end of every biweekly period, the clerk of any court which conducts divorce proceedings under ch. 767 shall forward to the state registrar, on a form supplied by the state registrar, a report of every divorce or annulment of marriage granted during the biweekly period.
69.17 History History: 1985 a. 315.
69.18 69.18 Death records.
69.18(1)(1)Registration of deaths.
69.18(1)(a)(a) Any one of the following may move a corpse for the purpose of final disposition:
69.18(1)(a)1. 1. A funeral director licensed under ch. 445 acting in person or through the agency of another funeral director licensed under ch. 445.
69.18(1)(a)2. 2. A member of the decedent's immediate family who personally prepares for and conducts the final disposition of the decedent.
69.18(1)(a)3. 3. A person acting under s. 157.02 or 445.16.
69.18(1)(b) (b) Any person who moves a corpse under par. (a) shall file a certificate of death for the corpse under this subsection on a form prescribed by the state registrar under any one of the following circumstances:
69.18(1)(b)1. 1. The death occurred in this state.
69.18(1)(b)2. 2. The corpse was found in this state.
69.18(1)(b)3. 3. The corpse was removed in this state from a conveyance which was moving at the time of death.
69.18(1)(b)4. 4. The corpse was found in interstate waters and removed in this state.
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