Birth certificates; amendment of a certificate shall be evaluated by the State Registrar. (SB1121)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Birth certificates; amendments. Creates a new process for the amendment of birth certificates other than an amendment to show paternity if paternity is not shown on the birth certificate. The bill requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to amend a birth certificate upon receipt of an application, a sworn affidavit testifying to the corrected information, and such other evidence as may be required by regulations of the Board of Health and provides that regulations of the Board specifying the minimum evidence required for an amendment to a birth certificate shall not require a copy of a court order or a federal census transcript as evidence. Read the Bill »


01/26/2021: Passed the Senate


12/22/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101423D
12/22/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/19/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1121)
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103272D-S1
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103272D-S1
01/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1121S1
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1121S1)
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

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