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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Mandate 1360

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Eliminate Requirement for Race on Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment Records
Purpose of legislation
Eliminates the requirement that the race of married parties be included in marriage records, divorce reports, and annulment reports filed with the State Registrar. The bill also removes the requirement that the State Registrar include race data in the compilation and posting of marriage, divorce, and annulment data.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 209 (2020)
Chap 210 (2020)
Chap 211 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 550 : Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6269: Amend Regulations Following Statutory Changes
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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