2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 25 - Public Health and Environment
Vital Statistics
Article 2 - Vital Statistics
§ 25-2-112.7. Crime of misrepresentation of material information in the preparation of a birth certificate - definitions

(1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Birth parent" means a natural parent, by birth, of a child born in this state. "Birth parent" also includes a presumed father or putative father in accordance with the presumptions for determination of paternity as set forth in section 25-2-112 (3) or a putative father who is not married to the mother who signs a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.

(b) "Material information" means the legal name of a birth parent, the birth date of a birth parent, the mother's maiden name prior to a first marriage, if applicable, and the place of birth of a birth parent.

(2) A birth parent commits the crime of misrepresentation of material information in the preparation of a birth certificate if the birth parent knowingly and intentionally misrepresents material information that is used to create a child's birth certificate.

(3) A person who commits the crime of misrepresentation of material information in the preparation of a birth certificate is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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