Certificate of birth; upon request and receipt of evidence, adopted person who has U.S. citizenship. (SB281)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of birth; naturalized citizen. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to, upon request, establish and register a new certificate of birth that does not state that the certificate is not evidence of United States citizenship for the child for whom it is issued or for the adoptive parents for any person who has attained United States citizenship through naturalization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102011D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Impact statement from VDH (SB281)
01/23/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Committee substitute printed 14104221D-S1
01/23/2014Impact statement from VDH (SB281)
01/24/2014Impact statement from VDH (SB281S1)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Read second time
01/27/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104221D-S1
01/27/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB281S1
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Passed House (92-Y 7-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB281ER)
02/26/2014Impact statement from VDH (SB281ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.