AB 751

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 03, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 01, 2021
  • Became Law Oct 07, 2021

Vital records: certified copies: electronic requests.


(1) Existing law generally authorizes the State Registrar, a local registrar, or a county recorder to furnish a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate to an authorized person, as defined, who submits a written, faxed, or digitized image of a request accompanied by a notarized statement, sworn under penalty of perjury, that the applicant is an authorized person. Existing law, until January 1, 2022, additionally authorizes these officials to accept an electronic request for a certified copy of these records if the request is accompanied by an electronic verification of identity and an electronic statement sworn under penalty of perjury. The bill would delete the January 1, 2022, sunset date for authorizing an official to accept an electronic request, thereby applying those provisions indefinitely. By expanding the crime of perjury applicable to an electronic statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also specify the guidelines for the electronic verification of identity and require the completion of a privacy risk assessment, as required by those guidelines. (2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. (3) Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.

Bill Sponsors (4)



Oct 07, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 623, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 10, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Sep 02, 2021


Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 43. Noes 12.)


Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 0.).

Sep 01, 2021


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 1.).


In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 3 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 17, 2021


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 16, 2021


From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jul 15, 2021


Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 14, 2021


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1.) (July 13).

May 12, 2021


Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 04, 2021


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 03, 2021


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 1281.)

Apr 29, 2021


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 28, 2021


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (April 28).

Apr 21, 2021


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 20, 2021


Coauthors revised.

Feb 25, 2021


Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 17, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2021


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/16/21 - Introduced PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/07/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/07/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/16/21- Assembly Health PDF
04/26/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
07/09/21- Senate Judiciary PDF
08/18/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF


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