Equality California
Vital Statistics Modernization Act | AB 433 | 2011

Vital Statistics Modernization Act

Bill Number: AB 433

The process for transgender individuals to get a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender has been confusing and complicated. AB 433 streamlines the existing process for making a petition for a court order recognizing a change of gender and obtaining an updated birth certificate, bringing state vital statistics law in line with federal standards while alleviating confusion and misinterpretation. 

Status: Introduced on February 14, 2011. Passed by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a 7-3 vote on March 22, 2011. Passed by the full Assembly on May 5, 2011, on a 45-19 vote. Passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a 4-1 vote. Passed by the full Senate on July 14, 2011, on a 23-13 vote. Passed by the full Assembly on August 22, 2011, on a 51-26 vote. Signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Author: Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal