2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Heirloom Birth Certificate (language only)

Item 292 #1h

Item 292 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 307, after line 51, insert:
"C. The Department of Health shall examine the feasibility of developing a mechanism to make available a birth certificate suitable for display, otherwise referred to as an “Heirloom” birth certificate (HBC).  As part of the feasibility analysis, the Department shall determine the impact of imposing a fee for HBC orders which would cover all administrative costs to the Office of Vital Records for developing this program and processing HBC orders. The Office shall examine whether other states have implemented such a program, what fees are imposed, the costs of running such a program, and how much revenue other states collect from the program.   The Department shall report its findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2009."

(This amendment requires the Virginia Department of Health to examine the feasibility of developing an "Heirloom" birth certificate, and establishing a fee sufficient to cover the costs of developing and processing requests for such certificate. Language also requires a report back to the money committees.)