Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Vital Records Act. Defines "intersex condition", "licensed health care professional", and "licensed mental health professional". Changes provisions concerning the issuance of new birth certificates for individuals that have undergone gender transition treatment. Provides that in order to change an individual's sex designation on the individual's birth certificate, a licensed health care professional or licensed mental health professional must make a declaration concerning the treatment. Requires that the licensed health care professional or licensed mental health professional sign and date a specified statement. Provides that newly issued birth certificates may reflect a name change if the documents for a name change are submitted. Changes a reference from "sex change" to "change of sex designation". Provides that following the issuance of a new birth certificate, the individual may request the original certificate and evidence of adoption, paternity, legitimation, or change of sex designation for inspection or certification purposes. Makes corresponding changes.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 1785 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
The Illinois Department of Transportation has determined that no Land Conveyance is required for this bill.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
House Bill 1785, would require that the Department of Public Health carry out the individual's request to update the records and provide the individual with the original certificate and evidence of adoption, paternity, legitimation or change of sex designation for inspection or certification purposes. This legislation will have no negative impact on the State budget since the requests would be subject to a $15 fee for the correction and an additional $2 fee for each additional copy as stated in 410 ILCS 535117.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
House Bill 1785 has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.