Certificate of birth; new certificate issued to show change of sex. (SB657)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


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 HB 1041. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101198D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB657)
01/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20105702D-S1
01/16/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time
01/20/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105702D-S1
01/20/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB657S1
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB657S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108473D-H1
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB657H1)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108473D-H1
02/21/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB657H1
02/21/2020Passed House with substitute (52-Y 45-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (52-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Title replaced 20108473D-H1
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB657ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB657ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
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 466 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0466)