A. The fee for each search of a vital record to produce a certified copy of a birth certificate shall be ten dollars ($10.00) and shall include one certified copy of the record, if available. A fee shall not be charged for a certified copy of a birth certificate of a homeless individual.

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B. The fee for the establishment of a delayed record or for the revision or amendment of a vital record, as a result of an adoption, a legitimation, a correction or other court-ordered change to a vital record, shall be ten dollars ($10.00). The fee shall include one certified copy of the delayed record.

C. The fee for each search of a vital record to produce a copy of a report of spontaneous fetal death or a certificate of still birth shall be five dollars ($5.00) and shall include one certified copy of the record of fetal death, if available.

D. The fee for each search of a vital record to produce a certified copy of a death certificate shall be five dollars ($5.00) and shall include one certified copy of the record, if available.

E. Revenue from the fees imposed in this section shall be distributed as follows:

(1)     an amount equal to three-fifths of the revenue from the fee imposed by Subsection A of this section, an amount equal to one-half of the revenue from the fee imposed by Subsection B of this section and an amount equal to one-fifth of the revenue from the fee imposed by Subsection D of this section shall be distributed to the day-care fund; and

(2)     the remainder of the revenue from the fees imposed by Subsections A, B, C and D of this section shall be deposited in the state general fund.

F. For the purposes of this section, “homeless individual” means an individual:

(1)     who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including an individual who:

(a) lives in the housing of another person due to that individual’s loss of housing, economic hardship or other reason related to that individual’s lack of a fixed residence;

(b) lives in a motel, hotel, trailer park or camping ground due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

(c) lives in an emergency or transitional shelter;

(d) sleeps in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; or

(e) lives in an automobile, a park, a public space, an abandoned building, substandard housing, a bus station, a train station or a similar setting; and

(2)     whose homelessness can be verified through an attestation, which shall not be required to be notarized, by one of the following:

(a) a public or private governmental or nonprofit agency that provides services to homeless individuals;

nurse;

(b) a local education agency homeless liaison, school counselor or school (c) a social worker licensed in this state; or

(d) the homeless individual.