HB18-1046

HB18-1046 - New Birth Certificate To Reflect Gender Change

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.

Under current law, a person born in Colorado who seeks a new birth certificate from the registrar of vital statistics (state registrar) to reflect a change in gender designation must obtain a court order indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by surgical procedure and ordering that the gender designation on the birth certificate be amended, and the person must obtain a court order with a legal name change. The bill repeals that provision and creates new requirements for the issuance of birth certificates in cases of changes to gender designation or for an intersex individual.

The bill requires that the state registrar issue a new birth certificate rather than an amended birth certificate. The bill allows a person who has previously obtained an amended birth certificate under previous versions of the law to apply to receive a new birth certificate. A person is not required to obtain a court order for a legal name change in order to obtain a new birth certificate with a change in gender designation.

The courts in this state are given jurisdiction to issue a decree to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation for persons born in another state or foreign jurisdiction if the law of such other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: March 28, 2018
03/28/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/05/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/27/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/26/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/08/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment