Currently, there is a major increase in the occurrence of identity theft nationwide. The California legislature has recognized the need to protect the integrity of vital records by preventing unauthorized access to personal birth and death information. To this end, Senate Bill 1614, Chapter 712 was passed and becomes operational on January 1, 2003.
The new law limits vital record index access and content. Further, the law will prohibit the display of vital record indexes on the Internet.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.