SB 0397 Modifies the law relating to vital records
LR Number:1471S.01I Fiscal Note:1471-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:02/24/03 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Org., Journal page:
Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 397 - This act allows for the electronic submission of birth and death records by physicians, hospitals, and funeral homes. Reproductions of vital records must be of durable material, must accurately reproduce the original records, and must be retained in accordance with the standards of the State Records Commission. Birth records over 90 years old and death records over 50 years old will be available on the Department's website by December 31, 2008.

This act increases the fee for copies of vital records from $10 to $13 dollars. For every vital record fee collected, $3 dollars will be credited to the Missouri public services fund to be used for automating the Missouri's vital records system and developing and maintaining an Internet birth and death registration system. The Internet birth and death registration system will be implemented no later than December 31, 2007.