Certificate of birth; new certificate issued to show change of sex. (HB1041)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Health; certificate of birth; change of sex. Requires the State Registrar to issue a new certificate of birth to show a change of sex upon request of the person and, if a certified copy of a court order changing the person's name is submitted, to include the person's new name. The bill provides that requirements related to obtaining a new certificate of birth to show a change of sex shall include a requirement that the person submit a form furnished by the State Registrar and completed by a health care provider from whom the person has received treatment stating that the person has undergone clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition but shall not include a requirement for evidence or documentation of any medical procedure. This bill is identical to SB 657. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105163D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1041)
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20105797D-H1
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1041H1)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105797D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1041H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (52-Y 44-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (52-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20108313D-S1
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1041S1)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108313D-S1
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1041S1
03/03/2020Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108313D-S1 (51-Y 45-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1041ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1041ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 465 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)


William Ballance writes:

No matter how one feels about gender dysphoria, this bill does not make sense. It specifically says that the request for a new birth certificate for a gender change "...shall not include any requirement for evidence or documentation of any medical procedure." Why not? Do you mean that anybody can get a new birth certificate...even if they havent actually changed from one gender to another?