Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst, Chair, House Committee on Public Health
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB415 by Anchia (Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.), As Introduced
The bill would amend Chapter 192, Health and Safety Code, relating to an adoptee's supplemental birth records by removing the requirement that the adoptive parent named as the mother must be a female, and the adoptive parent named as the father must be a male. The bill would take effect September 1, 2011.
The Department of State Health Services indicates there would be costs associated with the modification of forms to include a "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" designation and technology costs related to system modifications. It is assumed that the agency could absorb these costs utilizing current resources.
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