Under current law, a person born in Colorado who seeks a new birth certificate from the registrar of vital statistics (state registrar) to reflect a change in gender designation must obtain a court order indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by surgical procedure and ordering that the gender designation on the birth certificate be amended, and the person must obtain a court order with a legal name change. The bill repeals that provision and creates new requirements for the issuance of birth certificates in cases of changes to gender designation or for an intersex individual. The bill requires that the state registrar issue a new birth certificate rather than an amended birth certificate. The bill allows a person who has previously obtained an amended birth certificate under previous versions of the law to apply to receive a new birth certificate. A person is not required to obtain a court order for a legal name change in order to obtain a new birth certificate with a change in gender designation. The bill gives the courts in this state jurisdiction to issue a decree to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation for persons born in another state or foreign jurisdiction if the law of such other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation. The bill exempts transgender persons from having to submit a public notice of name change.



Current status

  • Governor Signed (05/31/19)
  • Sent to the Governor (05/09/2019)
  • House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/22/2019)
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/12/2019)
  • Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/13/2019)
  • Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (02/19/2019)
  • House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor (2-15-19)
  • House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (2-15-19)
  • House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee (2-14-19)
  • House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/14/2019 - No Amendments (2-11-19)
  • House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (02/06/2019)
  • Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance (01/04/2019)


D. Esgar/ D. Moreno

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