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HB 547 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 619 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1285 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the delegation of death certification to attending physicians in certain counties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2348 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth, fetal death certificates, and the disposition of fetal remains; imposing administrative penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2349 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the filing of a fetal death certificate after an abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3052 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to certain protective orders and agreements involving families. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3373 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin Relating to the sharing of death record information between the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Public Safety. House: Human Services Meeting cancelled
HB 3561 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to assistance for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. House: Human Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3857 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate or out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate order. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4079 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to microfiche, microfilm, or electronic storage of birth records. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4101 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 329 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted persons. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 335 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the delegation of death certification to attending physicians in certain counties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 406 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth, fetal death certificates, and the disposition of fetal remains; imposing administrative penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 919 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate in limited situations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1205 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Holland, Justin
Relating to the sharing of death record information between the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Public Safety. House: Human Services
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SB 1341 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 2107 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the requirements for the issuance of identification documentation for foster care youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 29 85-1 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to pregnancy information on death certificates. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 247 85-1 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to pregnancy information on death certificates. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 66 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee. Filed
HB 537 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 869 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 984 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1046 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to disclosure of information regarding and conditions for payment of death benefits under certain policies, contracts, and group benefit plans; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2058 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2576 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2794 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2960 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to certain information reported to county voter registrars and to the Department of Public Safety and to the cancellation of a driver's license based on that information. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3427 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3504 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the availability of death records of unidentified persons. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3912 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the authority of advanced practice registered nurses to pronounce death and sign death certificates. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 250 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 983 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1485 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the availability of death records of unidentified persons. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 201 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1014 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2464 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an additional fee for certain birth records to fund child abuse prevention programs; imposing a fee. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3064 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3252 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3253 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the notation of death on a birth certificate and the release of birth certificate information for certain purposes. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 714 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to access to birth records of certain adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 912 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 22 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to information regarding the citizenship and immigration status of public school students. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 292 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to birth records of children born in this state; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 295 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates for president or vice-president of the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 415 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 529 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates for president or vice-president of the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1338 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the requirement that a voter provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2590 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to the reporting of certain information to county voter registrars and to the Department of Public Safety and to the cancellation of a driver's license based on that information. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2940 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the form of death certificates and fetal death certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2968 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 287 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1050 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the collection of certain information on a birth certificate. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1907 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to access to certain archaic information. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 256 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to birth records of children born in this state; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 262 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to information regarding the citizenship status of students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 578 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the filing of a death certificate with a pending cause of death. House: Public Health Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2080 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2677 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the amendment of a birth certificate. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3716 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan Relating to an annual report regarding the death of certain individuals with developmental disabilities. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3804 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the form of death certificates and fetal death certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 4470 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 499 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: England, Kirk
Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 703 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to the provision of a certified copy of a birth certificate for certain minors receiving services from the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the amendment of birth and death certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1277 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 525 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 755 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to disciplinary action taken against a person required to file a death certificate. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1117 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the filing of birth certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 1739 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to electronic submission of certain information on a death certificate. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3311 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to fees imposed by certain counties for documents provided by the county clerk. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 221 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 93 79-0 (2005) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to showing the manner of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 239 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 240 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 335 79-0 (2005) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the issuance of a birth certificate for a birth resulting in stillbirth on request of a parent. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 378 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to an exemption from the fee for a birth or death record requested by a child fatality review team or the child fatality review team committee. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 770 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 929 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to disciplinary action taken against a person required to file a death certificate. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1604 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the period in which a birth certificate must be filed or a birth reported. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2101 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to heirloom birth certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2960 79-0 (2005) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the abolition of the work and family policies advisory committee, work and family policies fund, and certain requirements for the Texas Workforce Commission's administration of federally established day-care programs. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2962 79-0 (2005) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the abolition of the work and family policies advisory committee and the work and family policies fund. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 239 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to an exemption from the fee for a birth or death record requested by a child fatality review team or the child fatality review team committee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 271 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Burnam, Lon
Relating to the issuance of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth on request of a parent. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 364 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to birth records of adopted children. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1778 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to access to birth records under the public information law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2090 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to showing the cause of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2119 78-0 (2003) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to certain duties of local registrars of deaths relating to voter registration. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2185 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the issuance of a certificate of death by catastrophe. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2774 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the credits and debits of the subsequent injury fund. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2979 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2990 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to birth and death certificates. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 861 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Marchant, Kenny
Relating to access to birth records under the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1417 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to change of name and vital statistics information based on gender reassignment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1553 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to birth and death certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 53 78-3 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 25 78-4 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the right of an adopted person to have access to the person's original birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 761 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to fees for copies of birth and death certificates. House: Public Health Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1135 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to filing abstracts of death certificates with the voter registrar. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1587 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1767 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to certain information available to adopted persons. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered by s/c in work session
HB 1833 77-0 (2001) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to local enforcement of certain health and safety statutes and ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1962 77-0 (2001) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to showing the cause of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2261 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate for certain adopted persons. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 879 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1000 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the recognition of foreign adoptions and the issuance of a supplementary birth certificate. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 1544 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to local enforcement of certain health and safety statutes and ordinances. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1586 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to fees for copies of birth and death certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to birth records of adopted children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1579 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2063 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Juan Relating to allowing local registrars and municipal clerks to charge a records management and preservation fee. House: Urban Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2065 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Juan Relating to allowing a local registrar to charge a records management and preservation fee for copies of birth, death, and fetal death records. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 74 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to the consolidation of county and municipal maintenance of birth and death records. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 713 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to the establishment of branch offices of county clerks for the purpose of issuing marriage licenses and certified copies of certain birth and death certificates. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 768 70-0 (1987) Author: Patrick, Kae
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records maintained by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Texas Department of Health or by local registration officials. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 906 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the transfer of the duty to register births and deaths from a justice of the peace acting as a local registrar of births and deaths to a county clerk upon written agreement between both parties; providing for the ratification of such agreement by the commissioners court. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 933 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1994 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to access to confidential information contained in birth records and indexes maintained by the Texas Department of Health and local registrars of births. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2006 70-0 (1987) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to birth and death records. House: Public Health Pending in committee
HB 2254 70-0 (1987) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to access to information contained in birth records maintained by the Texas Department of Health and local registrars of births and information contained in files sealed by the court in proceedings in which adoption, termination of the parent-child relationship, or both are sought. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 385 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Carter, Bill
Relating to birth and death records. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 653 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Eckels, Robert
Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 666 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Relating to the status of certain birth and death records. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 730 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to a violation of the Vital Statistics Act. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Returned from Senate as amended
HB 855 69-0 (1985) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to the confidentiality of birth and death records maintained by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Texas Department of Health or by local registration officials. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1469 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Relating to records of births and deaths. House: Public Health Placed on Consent Calendar
SB 592 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the status of certain birth and death records. Senate: Health & Human Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 596 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to a violation of the vital statistics act. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1105 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to information in records of births and deaths; providing for hearings. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 229 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to acknowledgments of paternity on birth certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 611 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the amount of the fee charged by county clerks and county recorders for a copy of a birth or death certificate. House: County Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1128 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths, enforcement of the vital statistics law, and providing a hearing for a person whose application for a copy of a record is refused. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 662 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the amount of the fee charged by county clerks and county recorders for a copy of a birth or death certificate. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 930 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths, enforcement of the vital statistics law, and providing a hearing for a person whose application for a copy of a record is refused. Senate: Health & Human Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 232 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to acknowledgments of paternity on birth certificates. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
HB 999 67-0 (1981) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certain information to be required in birth and death certificates. House: Health Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2136 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the accessibility of birth and death records. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 255 67-0 (1981) Author: Richards, Mike Relating to certain information to be required in birth or death certificates. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Notice given - 1 hr. suspend rules to consider
SB 345 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the correction of certain errors on certificates of birth. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 904 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to providing a deadline for filing death certificates. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
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SB 973 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to the authority of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics to make an addendum to birth, death or fetal death records on receipt of certain information and to the authority of the State Register and local registration officials to refuse to issue certified copies of birth, death, or fetal death records; providing for notice to persons applying for such certified copies and an opportunity for a hearing. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1222 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee Relating to form and contents of birth certificates. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 263 66-0 (1979) Author: Ceverha, Bill
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to fees for certified copies of birth certificates or death certificates. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 870 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to the notation of a person's death on his or her birth certificate. House: Health Services Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1217 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to acknowledgments of paternity on birth certificates. House: Health Services Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 63 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to the notation of death on the birth certificates of certain persons who die under 18 years of age and to the duties of the county clerk and the local registrar on receipt of a death notice. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 24 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to removing questions concerning legitimacy from the certificate of birth. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Subcommittee on Health
HB 76 65-0 (1977) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the acquisition of records of the Bureau of Vital Statistics by persons 18 years of age and older. House: Health & Welfare Coauthor authorized
HB 745 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to authorizing an illegitimate person who is 18 years of age or older to obtain a copy of his or her own birth certificate. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1784 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to removing indications of illegitimacy from the certificate of birth. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1846 65-0 (1977) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to the fee charged by the Texas Department of Health Resources for a delayed certificate of birth and for copies of vital statistics. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 2016 65-0 (1977) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to an indication of Spanish origin on birth certificates. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 30 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Relating to information on or attached to birth certificates concerning legitimacy of certain children and provisions for handling information on birth certificates of such children. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 783 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the indication of Spanish origin in certain records filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Senate: Human Resources Motion lost
SB 829 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the fees for certified copies of vital statistics records. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 53 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the issuance and use of birth and death certificates of an illegitimate child. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 145 64-0 (1975) Author: Miller, Chris Relating to public access to certain birth and death records. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1748 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the presumption of date of death according to a relating certificate of death issued by the armed services; and declarin death servides. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 992 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to the presumption of date of death according to a certificate of death issued by the armed services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
90 Day Bill
SCR 79 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Directing the State Registrar of Vital Statistics to issue a delayed certificate of birth to Willie Frank Moss of Terrell. Senate: Administration Reported favorably
HB 245 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a presumption of time of death in certain cases, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, 1965.
SB 161 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a presumption of time of death in certain cases.
SB 779 61-0 (1969) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the holding of inquests in this state.
HB 665 60-0 (1967) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to amending certain statutes providing for an increase in the fees for the filing of delayed certificates of birth; for certified copies of vital records issued by the State Registrar and for searching the files of the State Bureau of Vital Statistics; for the filing of new birth certificates based on adoption, legitimation, and paternity determination; and for the filing of amendments to birth certificates based on court orders of change of name; providing an effective date.
SB 163 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the filing of applications for delayed registrations of birth with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics and, under certain conditions, with the county courts for probate matters; providing the time this Act shall take effect.
SB 164 56-0 (1959) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the transfer of the item as to the legitimacy status of a person from the legal certificate of birth to that section of the certificate entitled "For Medical and Health Use Only," providing that the section "For Medical and Health Use Only" shall not be considered a part of the legal certificate of birth; and providing the time this Act shall take effect.
HB 271 55-0 (1957) Author: Cox, John Trimmier Morrison Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that a certificate of stillbirth shall be signed by the physician or midwife in attendance at the stillbirth.
HB 273 55-0 (1957) Author: Cox, John Trimmier Morrison Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that the State Registrar, county clerk, or local registrar shall not issue a certified copy disclosing illegitimacy or otherwise disclose illegitimacy unless the issuance of the certified copy or the disclosure is authorized by order of the county court of the county in which the birth, death, or fetal death occurred.
SB 167 55-0 (1957) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that the state registrar, county clerk, or local registrar shall not issue a certified copy disclosing illegitimacy or otherwise disclose illegitimacy unless the issuance of the certified copy or the disclosure is authorized by order of the county court of the county in which the birth, death, or fetal death occurred; providing that access to certain files based on legitimation, paternity determination, and adoption shall not be authorized except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
SB 168 55-0 (1957) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that a certificate of stillbirth shall be signed by the person in attendance at the stillbirth.
HB 105 54-0 (1955) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending Statutes so as to penalize any official, officials, or officer or officers named therein, for a failure to perform any duties required of such official, officials, or officer or officers, and repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 244 52-0 (1951) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to amending certain acts by providing for a standard certificate of birth; a penalty for the making of a false affidavit in support of a delayed registration of a birth or death; repealing provisions as to content of birth certificates.
HB 245 52-0 (1951) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for a standard burial-transit permit; the registration of stillbirths; form and content of the standard certificates of death and stillbirth and the standard burial-transit permit.
HB 672 52-0 (1951) Author: Puckett, John Eugene "Gene" | et. al. Relating to requiring all State Officials or Officers, or officers or officials of any political subdivision of this State and all other persons charged with the duty of issuing copies of birth certificates and duplicate copies of birth certificates to make certain corrections upon application of the offended party.
SB 220 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for a standard certificate of birth.
HB 493 51-0 (1949) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to provide that unless a certified copy of a certificate of birth is specifically requested, the State Registrar or Local Registrar shall issue, upon payment of a fee of fifty cents a certification of birth containing only the name, sex, color, date of birth and place of birth of person to whom it relates.
HB 734 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing the officials who may issue certified copies of birth or death certificates wherein a person is stated to be illegitimate.
HB 751 51-0 (1949) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the issuance of a certified copy of the record, or any part thereof, of any birth or death registered under the provisions of this Act, in form approved by the State Department of Health.
HB 467 50-0 (1947) Author: Overton, Jr., Andrew J. "Jack" Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide that it shall be the duty of the County Clerk in certain counties to secure complete records of each birth and death that occurs within their jurisdiction; making it the duty of the County Clerk in certain counties to file, index, and preserve records of all births and deaths in said counties and providing the fees therefore; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 415 49-0 (1945) Author: Cummings, James W. Relating to amending certain Acts by giving a Court of competent jurisdiction and the county court in the county where the birth or death occurred authority to order the County Clerk and the State Registrar to issue a certified copy of any birth or death certificate wherein a child or adult is stated to be illegitimate, and authorizing the County Clerk to deliver, at the request of said illegitimate person or of their guardian or legal representative, a certified copy of such certificate.
HB 654 49-0 (1945) Author: Mabe, Jake M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Vital Statistics Law so as to secure records of births, adoption and marriages and other matters pertaining to the names, location and identity of the citizens or residents of this state; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties therefor; prescribing the method for enforcing the provisions of this Act.
SB 157 49-0 (1945) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing the county court in the county where the birth of death occurred to issue a certified copy of birth or death certificate of a child alleged to be illegitimate.
HB 197 48-0 (1943) Author: Sharpe, Ben H. Relating to amending certain Acts in regard to birth certificates.
HB 508 48-0 (1943) Author: Harris, Sr., Ludd W. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to further amend certain Acts by providing for the recording of births of foundlings and other persons the circumstances and data surrounding whose births and places of birth though possibly not exactly known but so reasonably established as to preclude doubt with reference to the probable time and probable place of their births.
HB 695 48-0 (1943) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for uniform fees to be charged for the issuance of delayed birth and death certificates by the Probate Court, Clerk thereof, and the State Registrar.
HB 765 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that a certified copy of any birth or death certificate wherein a child, or an adult, is stated to be illegitimate may be issued by the State Registrar or any local registrar upon an order of the Probate Court; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 171 48-0 (1943) Author: Lovelady, Karl L. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide for uniform fees to be charged for the issuance of delayed birth and death certificates by the Probate Court, Clerk thereof, and the State Registrar.
HB 278 47-0 (1941) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" | et. al. Relating to making a certain emergency appropriation to the State Health Department out of the general funds in the State Treasury.
HB 624 47-0 (1941) Author: Files, Rae Mandette | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for uniform fees to be charged for the issuance of delayed birth and death certificates by the Probate Court, the Clerk thereof and the State Registrar.
HB 821 47-0 (1941) Author: Roark, Woodrow W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to the registration of births and deaths.
HB 913 47-0 (1941) Author: McAlister, Obel L. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes to provide for the filing of a birth record in the county where the birth occurred or where the parents resided at the time of the birth.
HB 974 47-0 (1941) Author: Brawner, Herbert F. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that any citizen of Texas wishing to file the record of any birth or death occurring inside the State of Texas, not previously registered, may submit such record to the probate court in the county where such person resides rather than where the birth or death occurred as now required.
SB 442 47-0 (1941) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the filing of a birth record in the county where the birth occurred or where the parents resided at the time of the birth of such child, or where such child now resides; providing for the registration of a birth that has not been previously registered.
HB 613 46-0 (1939) Author: Segrist, Kal | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act requiring physical marks of identification in deaths of nonresident persons, also finger prints of the deceased.
HB 614 46-0 (1939) Author: Segrist, Kal | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the filing of the birth record of an adopted child in the local registrar's office.
HB 376 45-0 (1937) Relating to striking out requirement in birth certificates that attending physician shall certify whether child was legitimate or illegitimate.
SB 116 43-0 (1933) Author: Beck, John W. E. H. | et. al. Relating to vital statistics.
SB 20 41-1 (1929) Author: Beck, John W. E. H. Relating to amending certain laws relating to a system of Vital Statistics, and formation of Registration Districts and Local Registrars of Birth and Deaths and for Deputy-Registrars for the duties of such officers and their compensation.
HB 44 40-1 (1927) Author: Lipscomb, George Raiford | et. al. Relating to providing for an adequate system of Vital Statistics, and for the registration of all births in this State, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes; providing for issuance of birth and death certificates and certificates for disposing of all dead bodies in this State; providing penalties.
SB 46 40-1 (1927) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to providing for an adequate system of Vital Statistics, and for the registration of all births and deaths in this State, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes; providing penalties for violating certain provisions of this Act.

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