The Committee voted on the Births and Deaths Registration Amendment Bill, making one amendment. The Department of Home Affairs elaborated on points made the previous day regarding Clause 8, amending Section 22A of the Births and Deaths Registration Act. This amendment would grant powers to funeral undertakers to issue death certificates and report the death of an individual. This would not take away the right of family members to report the death of a relative but would merely give that right to funeral undertakers. During deliberations, Members asked about the costing for the online fingerprint verification system.
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