MISSing Angels Bill (MAB) Legislation - State Chart

The below states offering an official, legal document that includes the words Certificate of Birth in the title to the parents of stillborn children are considered 'MISSing Angels States'.


PLEASE READ - VERY IMPORTANT NOTE

Although they are both worded very similarly, a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" (CBRS)and a "Certificate of Stillbirth" (CoS) are NOT the same thing.


Legislators, Policy Analysts, and State Health Departments agree, there is a subtle, yet immense difference in the two.


The Missing Angels bill believe that all states should record births as births... whether live or still.


Thus, the Missing Angels' goal, for those states that offer a "Certificate of Stillbirth", is to legislatively change the certificate to a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" - which the Missing Angels bill views as a "BIRTH" certificate.




State Index

"Alabama"
"Alaska"
"Arizona"
"Arkansas"
"California"
"Colorado"
"Connecticut"
"Delaware"
"Florida"
"Georgia"
"Hawaii"
"Idaho"
"Illinois"

"Indiana"
"Iowa"
"Kansas"
"Kentucky"
"Louisiana"
"Maine"
"Maryland"
"Massachusetts"
"Michigan"
"Minnesota"
"Mississippi"
" Missouri"
"Montana"

" Nebraska"
"Nevada"
"New Hampshire"
"New Jersey"
"New Mexico"
" New York"
"North Carolina"
"North Dakota"
"Ohio"
"Oklahoma"
"Oregon"
"Pennsylvania"

" Rhode Island"
" South Carolina"
"South Dakota"
"Tennessee"
"Texas"
"Utah"
"Vermont"
"Virginia"
"Washington"
"West Virginia"
"Wisconsin"
"Wyoming"




The state (marked with *****) offers a document, by legislation, that includes the words 'Certificate of Birth' in the title to the parents of stillborn children.




Alabama

Alaska

(Effective date: July 1, 2011)
See *****

(Effective date: May 1, 2009)
State Tax Exemption for Stillborn Children.
*****

Arizona

Arkansas

(Effective date: August 9, 2001)
State Tax Exemption for Stillborn Children
*****

(Effective date July 2, 2007)

California

Colorado

(Effective date: January 1, 2008)
*****

(CoS)(Law enacted July 1, 2004)
No current bills pending

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Connecticut

Delaware

(CoS)CoS, attempting to be changed to CBRS. Current CoS is done by policy, and not by law.
No current bills pending

(CoS)(Law enacted July 22, 2004)
No current bills pending

Florida

Georgia

(Effective date: July 1, 2006)
*****

(Effective date: May 12, 2008)
*****

Hawaii

Idaho

N/A
No current bills pending

(CoS)(Law enacted July 1, 2004)
No current bills pending

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Illinois

Indiana

(CoS)(Effective date: August 9, 2001)
No current bills pending

(Effective date: July 1, 2002)
State Tax Exemption for Stillborn Children.
*****

Iowa

Kansas

(CoS)(No direct mention of CoS in code. Done by policy - not by law)
No current bills pending

(Effective date July 2, 2007)
*****

Kentucky

Louisiana

(CoS)(By policy - not by law)
No current bills pending

(Effective date: August 15, 2003)
*****

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Maine

Maryland

(Effective date: June 19, 2009)
*****

(Effective date: June 1, 2003)
*****

Massachusetts

Michigan

(Effective date: August 10, 2002)
*****

(CoS)(Effective October 1, 2002)
No current bills pending

Minnesota

Mississippi

(Effective date: August 1, 2005)
*****

(Effective date: June 30, 2007)
*****

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Missouri

Montana

(Effective date: August 28, 2004)
State Tax Exemption for Stillborn Children.
*****

(Effective date: January 1, 2008)
*****

Nebraska

Nevada

(Effective date: April 17, 2008)
*****

N/A
No current bills pending

New Hampshire

New Jersey

(Effective date: July 3, 2008)
*****

(Effective date: March 20, 2004)
*****

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New Mexico

New York

2009 Legislative Session. Passed Full House Vote - 2/17/09.
No current bills pending

(Effective date: September 23, 2011)
*****

North Carolina

North Dakota

(Effective date: July 1, 2011)
*****

(Effective date: April 10, 2007)
*****

Ohio

Oklahoma

(CoS)Ohio Revised Code 3705.23(B)(3)
No current bills pending

(Effective date: May 19, 2008)
*****

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Oregon

Pennsylvania

(CoS)(Effective on January 1, 2006)
No current bills pending

(Effective date: September 7, 2011)
*****

Rhode Island

South Carolina

(Effective date: June 11, 2007)
*****

(Effective date: April 26, 2004)
*****

South Dakota

Tennessee

(Effective date: July 1, 2007)
*****

(Effective date: April 16, 2010)
*****

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Texas

Utah

(Effective date: September 1, 2005)
*****

(Effective date: March 15, 2002)
*****

Vermont

Virginia

N/A
No current bills pending

(Effective date: July 1, 2003)
*****

Washington

West Virginia

HB 1658 2011-12 (2012 - Reintroduced) - A state legislator has become involved.

16-5-21 - Pending - Legislation is pending in the state's current legislative session.

Wisconsin

Wyoming

(Effective date: May 5, 2004)
*****

(CoS)Wyoming Statutes Title 35-1-419
No current bills pending


This is a shortened version of the M.I.S.S Foundation's state chart page.
To find out more about your state, check the M.I.S.S Foundation's state chart page. It is more indepth and also offers links for you to get involved in your state.



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