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HB 631 - Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates - Hawaii Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

Signed by Governor David Ige
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (37-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the procedure to change gender on birth certificates.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the requirements for changing your gender on your birth certificate in regards to the required affidavit from a licensed physician by adding the following (Sec. 1):

    • The physician has a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the birth registrant;

    • The physician has treated and evaluated the birth registrant and has reviewed and evaluated the birth registrant’s medical history; and

    • The birth registrant has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition and has completed the transition to the new gender.

  • Prohibits the new certificate from being marked as amended and in any way revealing the original language that was changed (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the department from seeking additional medical information or records once all required documents have been submitted (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (22-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the procedure to change gender on birth certificates.

Highlights:
  • Amends the requirements for changing your gender on your birth certificate in regards to the required affidavit from a licensed physician by adding the following (Sec. 1):

    • The physician has a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the birth registrant;

    • The physician has treated and evaluated the birth registrant and has reviewed and evaluated the birth registrant’s medical history; and

    • The birth registrant has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition and has completed the transition to the new gender.

  • Prohibits the new certificate from being marked as amended and in any way revealing the original language that was changed (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the department from seeking additional medical information or records once all required documents have been submitted (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-2) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the procedure for an individual to change his or her gender on his or her birth certificate.

Highlights:
  • Amends the circumstances under which the Department of Health can establish a new birth certificate for an individual to include the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The presentation of an affidavit from a licensed physician or mental health provider that affirms that the applicant’s gender designation should be changed to align with their gender identity; or
    • The presentation of an order from a circuit court judge that finds the affidavit to have been legitimately issued.
  • Prohibits the department form marking the new birth certificate as amended or revealing the original language changed by the amendment (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the department from seeking additional medical information or records (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Procedure to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

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