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HB 415: Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.

Primary Author: Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas)

Joint Authors: 
Rep. Armando Walle
Rep. Eddie Lucio III 

Background: The bill would amend the Health and Safety Code to delete current language which states that the supplemental birth certificate of an adopted child must be in the names of the adoptive parents, one of whom must be a female, named as the mother, and the other of whom must be a male, named as the father. [emphasis added for Code language to be deleted by the bill]
Committee: Public Health.


05/04/2011 - Left Pending in Committee 
05/04/2011 - Considered in Public Hearing
05/03/2011 - Posting Rule Suspended
02/16/2011 – Read First Time and Referred to Public Health.
12/10/2010 – Filed.

Equality Texas Position: Supports. This bill is part of our Legislative Agenda.

Bill History:  Bill History on HB 415

Equality Texas Action Alerts:

- Join the Equality Texas Action Center.
- Write Rep. Anchia a letter of support.
- Volunteer with Equality Texas.

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