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

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Birth certificates; amendments. Provides that every request for an amendment to a birth certificate shall be reviewed to determine whether the requested amendment can be made administratively or if a judicial order is required for the amendment. The bill also requires the Department of Health to make information about the process by which amendments to a birth certificate may be requested and are reviewed available on its website. Such information shall include a standard form for requests for amendments to a birth certificate. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


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)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/16/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200133D-H1
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1121H1)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed by temporarily
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200133D-H1
02/19/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1121H1
02/19/2021Passed House with substitute (78-Y 22-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (78-Y 22-N)
02/23/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N)
02/23/2021Title replaced 21200133D-H1
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1121ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1121ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 237 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0237)

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