Bill Proposed To Seal Minors’ Death Certificates After Newtown Massacre
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there is new movement to help keep the horrific details private.
After 20 children were children were killed in Newtown, the town clerk was inundated by reporters seeking the death certificates of the young victims.
The families of the children were outraged.
Now, a bill has been proposed to seal the death certificates of minors for ten years, and it has the backing of St. Sen. Ed Meyer.
“The bill has got a lot of support because the parents have reached out to us and said… ‘The death of our children and the death certificates really should be a private family matter,'” Meyer told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
He said he expects both chambers of the Legislature pass the bill and send it on to Gov. Dan Malloy.
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