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Colorado:

HB15-1282 - Crimes of Deception & Lying in Birth Certificates
PASSED:  06/05/2015 Governor Signed Bill

Summary:

The bill makes it a class 2 misdemeanor for a birth parent to intentionally omit material information regarding his or her own personal data for use in the preparation of an original birth certificate registering the birth of a child. 

The bill creates a crime of submitting false information for the preparation of a birth certificate if a person knowingly:
  • Creates a false record for use in the preparation of an original birth certificate or an amended birth certificate; or
  • Supplies false information about material information, knowingly submits the wrong name of a birth parent, or knowingly submits a fictitious name of a birth parent for use in the preparation of an original birth certificate or an amended birth certificate; or
  • Directs another person to supply false information about material information, to submit the wrong name of a birth parent, or to submit a fictitious name of a birth parent for use in the preparation of an original birth certificate or an amended birth certificate.

WAPF's Advisory Member -- Samantha Jadin was instrumental in passing this much needed bill.  Watch her interview on 9 News: http://www.9news.com/story/life/moms/2015/09/15/birth-certificate-changes/72296860/

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