Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 191.009
Use of Diacritical Marks


(a)

In this section, “diacritical mark” means a mark used in Latin script to change the sound of the letter to which it is added or used to distinguish the meaning of the word in which the letter appears. The term includes accents, tildes, graves, umlauts, and cedillas.

(b)

The state registrar shall ensure that a vital statistics record issued under this title properly records any diacritical mark used in a person’s name.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1041 (H.B. 1823), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 191.009 — Use of Diacritical Marks, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­191.­htm#191.­009 (accessed May 25, 2024).

191.001
Definitions
191.002
Powers and Duties of Department
191.003
Powers and Duties of Executive Commissioner and Department
191.004
State Registrar
191.005
Vital Statistics Account
191.006
Records of Persons in Hospitals and Institutions
191.007
Regulation by Certain Municipalities
191.008
Sorting Collected Data
191.009
Use of Diacritical Marks
191.010
Death Information for Department of Public Safety
191.0011
Reference in Other Law
191.011
Death Information Provided to Secretary of State
191.021
Registration Districts
191.022
Local Registrars
191.023
Consolidation of County and Municipal Maintenance of Birth and Death Records
191.024
Reports of Information
191.025
Record Books and Certificates
191.026
Local Records
191.027
Review of Certificate by Local Registrar
191.028
Amendment of Certificate
191.029
Certificates or Report Sent to State Registrar
191.031
Review of Certificates by State Registrar
191.0031
Certified Copies by Mail
191.032
State Records
191.033
Addenda
191.034
Notation of Death on Birth Certificate
191.036
Spanish Surname Information
191.0045
Fees
191.0046
Fee Exemptions
191.0047
Birth Information for Department of Family and Protective Services
191.0048
Voluntary Contribution to Texas Home Visiting Program
191.0049
Birth Record Issued to Foster Child or Youth or Homeless Child or Youth
191.051
Certified Copies
191.052
Certified Copy as Evidence
191.056
Copies Collected by National Agency
191.057
Records with Addenda
191.071
Criminal Background Check Required
191.00491
Birth Record Issued to Victims and Children of Victims of Dating or Family Violence

Accessed:
May 25, 2024

§ 191.009’s source at texas​.gov