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Bill would limit access to vital records in Vermont

posted at 9:55 am Wed Apr 27th, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

It's so easy to get certified copies of birth certificates in Vermont that at least one state no longer will accept them as identification for fear of identity theft.

Legislation expected to pass the House today would change that, restricting who can ask for certified copies of birth and death records.

"We're partly closing our records because right now anyone, anywhere in the world can get your birth certificate," said Rep. Linda Martin, D-Wolcott, who also is the Wolcott town clerk.

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Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
Wolcott, VT 05680 (Set as Local)

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