Conn. bill would exempt child death certificates

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state lawmaker whose district includes a portion of Newtown has proposed a bill exempting the death certificates of minors from public disclosure for 10 years.

The bill is scheduled for a public hearing on Friday before the legislature's Government Administration and Elections Committee.

The Public Health Committee held a hearing earlier this week on a similar bill that's supported by the three state representatives whose districts include Newtown, site of the Sandy Hook School shooting that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

That bill would allow officials to restrict access to the death certificates of children when it would likely cause an undue hardship for the family of the child. The Newtown town clerk said she's been inundated by media seeking certificates for the Sandy Hook victims.

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