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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: October 2, 2018 10:31 AM
From: Representative Jared G. Solomon and Rep. Brian Sims
To: All House members
Subject: Streamlining Name Change Process
In the near future, we plan to introduce legislation that reforms the way people change their name when married.

It reforms an archaic process that requires newly-married couples to jump through unnecessary and cumbersome hoops to change their names. Rather than sending people through the courts as is currently stipulated, this bill will make it a more efficient process through local prothonotary offices.

The bill also streamlines the name-change process by updating publication requirements to post online and sets up a database to search name changes (with some exceptions).

We hope you will join us in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB2718