This message was sent as a comment on the old version of the blogger blog that we no longer update. It is important enough to genealogists that I thought we should make a blog post out of it here on the Upstae New York Genealogy Blog at www.unyg.com/blog.
Thanks for letting us know Jim L.
If anyone has any more information on this subject we will publish it here on this blog.
There is a bill in the New York State Assembly,
BILL NO A02834
SPONSOR Kolb (MS)
COSPNSR McKevitt, Bacalles
Amd S4174, Pub Health L
that relates to the cost of review and copying of vital records for genealogical purposes; reduces current cost by half; also provides that for applicants who show current membership in a genealogical society, such applicants may review vital records at no charge; also provides that all copies of files and records secured under this subdivision shall be stamped, “For Genealogical Purposes Only”
Use this link for more details and to follow the bills progress.