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CT House Bill 7006

Notary Law Update: CT House Bill 7006

State: Connecticut

Summary:

House Bill 7006 allows persons who have undergone surgical, hormonal, or other clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition to change the sex designation on their birth certificate.

Signed:  June 23, 2015

Effective:  October 01, 2015

Chapter: Public Act No. 15-132

Affects:

Amends Sections 19a-42 and 19a-42a of the Connecticut General Statutes

Changes:
  1. Provides the procedures for the issuance of a new birth certificate to reflect a gender change.
  2. Among the documents required to be submitted for a new birth certificate, requires a notarized affidavit by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or psychologist licensed in CT or another state, that the applicant has undergone surgical, hormonal, or other treatment clinically appropriate for a gender transition.
  3. Requires a resident of CT who was born in another state or foreign jurisdiction to obtain a decree of a change of sex from the probate courts in CT, and requires the presentation of a notarized affidavit as noted above.
Analysis:


House Bill 7006 allows persons who have undergone surgical, hormonal, or other clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition to change the sex designation on their birth certificate. This new law addresses current law which prohibits transgender people from changing their birth certificate unless they completed gender assignment surgery and supplied an affidavit from a specified mental health professional attesting that they are socially, psychologically, and mentally the designated sex.

Read the bill text.

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