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. Changes current law that requires the State Registrar to amend a person's certificate of birth upon receiving such person's request and a certified copy of a court order indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by medical procedure to instead provide that such person submit a form developed and 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. The bill states that requirements related to obtaining a new certificate of birth to show a change of sex shall not include any requirement for evidence or documentation of any medical procedure. The bill does not change the current requirement for submission of a certified copy of a court order for changing a person's name. The State Registrar is directed to develop the form by September 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


02/04/2020: In Committee


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


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?

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