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AB-82 Vital records: diacritical marks.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 102134 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

102134.
 (a) The State Registrar shall require the use of a diacritical mark on an English letter to be properly recorded, when applicable, on a certificate of live birth, fetal death, or death, and a marriage license. The use of a diacritical mark on an English letter shall be deemed an acceptable entry on a certificate of live birth, fetal death, or death, and a marriage license by the State Registrar.
(b) The absence of a diacritical mark on a document listed in subdivision (a) shall not render the document invalid nor affect any constructive notice imparted by proper recordation of the document.
(c) For purposes of this section, a diacritical mark includes, but is not limited to, accents, tildes, graves, umlauts, and cedillas.

SEC. 2.

 Section 103227 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

103227.
 (a) If a name is not accurately recorded because of the absence of a diacritical mark on an English letter in any certificate of live birth, fetal death, death, or marriage already registered, the person asserting the omission, or the person’s conservator, or if a minor, the person’s parent or guardian, may submit a written request to the State Registrar for the issuance of a new certificate of birth, fetal death, death, or marriage stating the changes necessary to make the name correct.
(b) The State Registrar shall review the request and, if the request is accompanied with the payment of the fee required by Section 103700, shall issue a new certificate of live birth, fetal death, death, or marriage with the accurate name identified in the request.