Vital records; Board of Health shall prescribe fee for certified copy thereof. (SB438)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


  Vital records; fees. Provides that the Board of Health shall prescribe a fee of twenty dollars for a certified copy of a vital record or for a search of the files or records and may assess a fee of nine dollars plus any costs associated with online identity verification and expedited mailing for any request for an expedited vital records search. This bill also provides that eight dollars of each fee collected shall be deposited into the special funds of the Division of Vital Records, eight dollars into the special funds of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, two dollars into the special funds of the Department to be used to fund health care services, and two dollars into the Vital Statistics Automation Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103449D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2010Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB438)
02/10/2010Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2010Assigned HWI sub: #4
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/2010Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources
03/08/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/14/2010Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.