TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill that would allow access to birth records for people adopted in the state.
The law would not kick in immediately.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
Birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 would have until the end of 2016 to request their names be removed from the birth certificates.
Parents of children adopted after that date will not have the option of redacting their names.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
Advocates had been pushing for better access to birth records in the state for 34 years before Christie and lawmakers struck a deal that included some ability for birth parents to maintain their privacy.
The signing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
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