hb1885i-Introduced Bill Text
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1885
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE FROELKER.
Read 1st time February 11, 2002, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 193.085, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the issuance of birth certificates
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 193.085, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section
193.085, to read as follows:
193.085. 1. A certificate of birth for each live birth which occurs in this state shall be filed with the local registrar, or as
otherwise directed by the state registrar, within seven days after such birth and shall be registered if such certificate has
been completed and filed pursuant to the provisions of this section. A certificate of birth for a stillborn may be
requested by the parents of such stillborn and shall be filed with the local registrar, or as otherwise directed by the
state registrar, within seven days after the request and shall be registered if such certificate has been completed and
filed pursuant to this section. For purposes of this subsection, "stillborn" and "parents" shall have the same
meaning as such terms are defined in section 194.200, RSMo.
2. When a birth occurs in an institution or en route to an institution, the person in charge of the institution or such person's
designated representative shall obtain the personal data, prepare the certificate, secure the signatures required, and file the
certificate pursuant to this section or as otherwise directed by the state registrar within the required seven days. The
physician or other person in attendance shall provide the medical information required by the certificate and certify to the
facts of birth within five days after the birth. If the physician or other person in attendance does not certify to the facts of
birth within the five-day period, the person in charge of the institution shall complete and sign the certificate.
3. When a birth occurs outside an institution, the certificate shall be prepared and filed by one of the following in the
indicated order of priority:
(1) The physician in attendance at or immediately after the birth;
(2) Any other person in attendance at or immediately after the birth;
(3) The father, the mother, or, in the absence of the father and the inability of the mother, the person in charge of the
premises where the birth occurred.
4. When a birth occurs on a moving conveyance within the United States and the child is first removed from the
conveyance in this state, the birth shall be registered in this state and such place shall be considered the place of birth.
When a birth occurs on a moving conveyance while in international waters or air space or in a foreign country or its air
space and the child is first removed from the conveyance in this state, the birth shall be registered in this state but the
certificate shall show the actual place of birth insofar as can be determined.
5. If the mother was married at the time of either conception or birth, or between conception and birth, the name of the
husband shall be entered on the certificate as the father of the child, unless:
(1) Paternity has been determined otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction; or
(2) The mother executes an affidavit attesting that the husband is not the father and the putative father is the father, and the
putative father executes an affidavit attesting that he is the father, and the husband executes an affidavit attesting that he is
not the father. If such affidavits are executed, the putative father shall be shown as the father on the birth certificate and the
signed acknowledgment of paternity shall be considered a legal finding of paternity. The affidavits shall be as provided for
in section 193.215.
6. In any case in which paternity of a child is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, the name of the father and
surname of the child shall be entered on the certificate of birth pursuant to the finding and order of the court.
7. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the name of the father and other
required information shall be entered on the certificate of birth only if an acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to section
193.215 is completed, or if paternity is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction or by an administrative order of the
division of child support enforcement.
8. If the father is not named on the certificate of birth, no other information about the father shall be entered on the
9. The birth certificate of a child born to a married woman as a result of artificial insemination, with consent of her
husband, shall be completed pursuant to the provisions of subsection 5 of this section.
10. Either of the parents of the child, or other informant, shall attest to the accuracy of the personal data entered on the
certificate in time to permit the filing of the certificate within the required seven days.
Missouri House of Representatives