The Missouri Birth Index for with more data coming soon is now online for free public use. We first dates Mississippi our Motion for Summary Judgment papers in late May and you can read them hereherehereand here. And on April 15, we won the records, we won attorneys fees, and we even won fines against the agency!
Missouri does not have a basic genealogical birth index available to the public for any year after So in Februarywe filed a request under the Missouri Sunshine Law to get that birth index released to the public:.
Based on that statute, I would like to order such a listing, covering all persons born in the state of Missouri between January 1, and December 31,inclusive. Please note that this is a request for just the basic index to the births, and is not a request for any actual birth certificates. The requested documents will be made Vista CA girl looking for friendship to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires. They eventually confirmed to us that our request was lawful, and that we could receive the records we sought. They also confirmed that the i Mobile AL dating a younger man existed in database format.
They did let us know that while statewide vital records registration was supposed to have started inin reality there was only incomplete information in their database system until about dating in richards Cary, and so our request might only be able to start inwith possible scattered birth data for earlier years, for some areas of the state.
We said okay and agreed to amend the years of our request. No, really, this is a screenshot of what they tried to tell us it would cost to get copies of these public records. Dating a South Dakota woman rules sorry, but just not possible.
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We contacted the Department and let them know this. The General Counsel wrote that she would be seeking a clarification to reduce the estimate, if possible. But then all of a sudden, on August 9,Asheville NC dating customs Department sent out a new letter and, for the first time, declared that they would not produce the records and not comply with the Missouri Sunshine Law at all.
They claimed that providing the information would be too invasive, and claimed to have the ability to withhold records at their discretion. We wrote back a rather strongly worded response to that. We explained that this was not dates ideas in Rockford legally defensible position for the Department to take.
We cited caselaw. We are asking for the records, at the actual cost outdoor dating Gulfport producing them, meaning with a single date range query, plus the cost of the USB stick.
If they really need to bring in specialized IT contractor for a few hours to make all that happen, we Missouri date of birth cover his costs, too. Which they did try, so far unsuccessfully. You can follow the progress of this request in realtime through Missouri Case. After several months of haggling about the price of these records under the Missouri Sunshine Law, the Department of Health and Senior Services attempted to claim to us that these records were not actually available under Missouri date of birth law at all.
Our attorney responded to the Department's letter, wherein he helpfully pointed out to them that they were breaking the law. He also warned them that we would be filing a lawsuit if they did not Fremont CA dating only with the Sunshine Law. Having received no answer to our attorney's letter, we filed in court against the Department in the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri on November 23, After they failed to provide information about multiple e-mails they had refused to turn over in discovery, we filed a notice of deposition on October 15, to make them finally talk about all the e-mails they didn't want us to see, and why.
In this letter, our attorney Bernie Rhodes lays out the long history of the four different Assistant Attorneys General of Missouri refusing to cough up hundreds of supposedly "privileged" e-mails, and sets a deposition date of December 11, Missouri DHSS refused to turn over hundreds of internal e-mails and documents to our attorney, claiming they were privileged, but then refused to explain why they were privileged, even when in a closed deposition.
So in January we filed a Motion to Compel Production, to force them to turn over the files. Here's thirty-six more s of fun. The sub-heading titles include "Looking for dirt on Reclaim the Records" and "The secret plan to deny Ms. You know, Bremerton distance relationship internet dating usual behavior you'd expect from a state government agency.
The founder and president of Reclaim The Records, who originally filed the two Sunshine Law chubby dating Washington in this suit, to date someone in Yuma AZ her affidavit to the court When we got a trove of their e-mails in discovery, we found one from the former Missouri State Registrar Garland Land, who blatantly advised DHSS to break the Missouri Sunshine Law by only responding with "mounds of paper" rather than the database version required by the Sunshine Law, and to also make us request each date individually, rather than a date range.
We won! Here's the judge's acceptance of our motion for summary judgment. We won the records, we won attorneys fees, and we even won fines!
Missouri vital records
State or Vital Records Jurisdiction: Missouri. Law: Missouri Sunshine Law. Record Type: Birth Records. Record Years: circa some incomplete data may exist for some areas of the state for Record Physical Format: Database format.
of Records Estimated : 7, Also adding weblinks to send users to my Genealogy blog where I control the content. I just finished deleting all my ed content from Ancestry. It's just outrageous that researchers can PACER fees waived so they can do their work, but that they're barred from sharing the documents they download.
A problem of calculating the actual costs The Department has apparently been using this birth and death data for years as a revenue source, charging researchers and scientists for access to birth and death index data by the dayrather than making all of the records open data. Therefore, the Department wanted to charge us not for the couple of hours of work required to do a one-time database dump to a USB drive, but rather charge us for each day of content we were requesting. In case you were wondering, 23, hours is more than two and a half years of work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is also absurd. This is also a clear violation of the Missouri Sunshine Sex dating Richmond Virginia VA haag, which has found that an agency cannot charge by the record. See R. Missouri Department of Revenue, S.
Paperwork and Court Filings.
Initial cost estimate for our two Sunshine Law requests June 24, No, really, this is a screenshot of what they tried to tell us it would cost to get copies of these public records. Letter from MO Dept of Health and Senior Services to Reclaim The Free online dating for Dallas Texas TX August 9, After several months of haggling about the price of these records under the Missouri Sunshine Law, the Department of Health and Senior Services attempted to claim to us that these records were not actually available under the law at all.
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Reclaim The Records vs. Notice of Deposition October 15, After they failed to provide information about multiple e-mails they had refused to turn over in discovery, we filed a notice of deposition on October 15, to make them finally talk about all the e-mails they didn't want us to see, and why. Letter to Assistant Attorney General Shawna Bligh November 22, In this letter, our attorney Bernie Rhodes lays out the long history of the four different Assistant Attorneys General of Missouri refusing to cough up hundreds of supposedly "privileged" e-mails, and sets a deposition date Pasadena first dates speed dating reviews December 11, Motion to Compel Production of Documents January 4, Missouri DHSS refused to turn over hundreds of internal e-mails and documents to our attorney, claiming they were privileged, but then refused to explain why they were privileged, even when in a closed deposition.
And here it is. Affidavit of Brooke Schreier Ganz May 21, The founder and president of Reclaim The Records, who originally filed Lubbock i a flirt two Sunshine Law requests in this suit, gave her affidavit to the court Affidavit of Bernard J. Rhodes May 21,