Vital records; birth certificates, adoption, members of the military. (HB649)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vital records; birth certificates; adoption; members of the military. Directs the State Registrar to expedite issuance of a new birth certificate upon receipt of certain documentation for a person born in the Commonwealth if at least one adoptive parent is an active duty or retired member of the military or military reserves. The bill directs the court decreeing the adoption to deliver such records to the State Registrar no later than five business days from such decree. This bill is identical to SB 325. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, the legislation (HB649) is estimated to have a minimal fiscal impact. The Virginia Department of Health has indicated that any increase in workload to expedite records can be managed within existing resources.

Fiscal impact statement automatically summarized by OpenAI.


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104617D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Health
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Health
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB649)
01/30/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24105583D-H1
02/01/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024Passed by for the day
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105583D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB649H1
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB649H1)
02/15/2024Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB649ER)
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB649ER)
02/22/2024Signed by Speaker
02/25/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 45 (effective 7/1/24)
03/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB325.

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