SB 689

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2021
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Records: blockchain.

Bill Subjects

Records: Blockchain.


Existing law requires the State Registrar, local registrar, or county recorder, upon request and payment of the required fee, to supply to an applicant a certified copy of the record of a birth, fetal death, death, marriage, or marriage dissolution registered with the official. Existing law requires the certificate to contain certain information and to be printed on chemically sensitized security paper, as specified. This bill would authorize a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record issued pursuant to those provisions to be issued, in addition to the required method described above, by means of blockchain technology, as defined. Existing law requires the Secretary of the Government Operations Agency to appoint a blockchain working group and requires that group to submit a report containing specified information related to blockchain technology to the Legislature on or before July 1, 2020. This bill would revise and recast the definition of blockchain for purposes of those provisions.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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Apr 07, 2021


Set for hearing April 21.

Mar 18, 2021


Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Mar 08, 2021


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

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

Mar 03, 2021


Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 22, 2021


(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)


Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.


Read first time.


Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Feb 19, 2021


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
03/08/21 - Amended Senate PDF

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