SB 855 Allows the State Registrar to issue heritage birth or marriage certificates celebrating the unique heritage of Missouri citizens
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 4018S.04P Fiscal Note: 4018-04P.ORG
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 4/7/2010 - Hearing Conducted H Special Standing Committee on Children and Families Committee Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 855 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 855 – This act allows the State Registrar, within the Department of Health Senior Services, to create and sell Heritage Birth or Marriage Certificates for a fifty dollar fee. The heritage certificates shall represent the birth or marriage of the individual named on the original record or certificate and shall be accepted as an original record. The heritage certificate shall be suitable for display and shall celebrate the unique heritage of Missouri citizens.

The heritage certificates shall be issued in a form consistent with the need to protect the integrity of vital records and include security measures consistent with federal law. The certificates shall only be issued to individuals born or married in Missouri.

The fees from the sale of the heritage certificates shall be distributed to the general revenue fund.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1682 (2010).