Arkansas Bill Regarding Biological Sex Listing on Birth Certificates (HB 1894)
This law was last updated on May 11, 2017
HB 1894 would prohibit the biological sex listed on a birth certificate from being amended.
The bill would require the biological sex of an individual to be listed as either male or female on a birth certificate. The biological sex of an individual would be determined at the time of birth based on the genetic code of an individual at birth.
In the case of an individual with a genetic disorder or medical condition at the time of birth that makes biological sex difficult to determine, listing of the biological sex of the individual may be delayed up to the fifth birthday of the individual.
In the case of an individual with a genetic disorder or condition similar to 5-alpha-reductase deficiency that becomes apparent in puberty or later in age, the listing of the biological sex may be amended and a new birth certificate may be issued upon evidence of the genetic disorder or medical condition.
The bill would repeal legislation allowing an individual to change the name and biological sex listed on a birth certificate.
Passed the house on March 20, 2017.