CHAPTER 383

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 270

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31 OF TITLE 16 TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF VANITY BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Section 3134, Chapter 31, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection as follows:

"(d) The State Registrar shall upon request, within one year of a child's birth, furnish any applicant with a vanity certificate of birth registration. Vanity certificates shall be specially designed for framing and display. The name of the child shall be calligraphed on the vanity certificate. Each vanity certificate shall be signed by the Governor. The State Registrar shall charge a fee of $25 for providing vanity certificates. Said fee shall be apportioned as follows: $12.50 shall be deposited to the Delaware Children's Trust Fund to advance the purposes of that Fund, $12.50 shall be retained by the Division of Health and Social Services to offset the cost of certificates in the Office of Vital Statistics. Any excess funds shall he deposited in a Special account to be used for the Delaware Health Statistical Center."

Approved July 17, 1990.