senate Bill S4460

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to name change upon marriage

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Apr 03, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S4460 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6649
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15 & 14-a, Dom Rel L; amd §65, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1286, A2580
2017-2018: A4098
2019-2020: A1044

S4460 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to name change upon marriage.

S4460 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4460 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4460

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the civil rights law,  in
  relation to name changes upon marriage

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Jillian's Law".
  S  2.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 1 of section 15 of the domestic
relations law, as added by chapter 583 of the laws of 1985,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (b) Every application for a marriage license shall contain a statement
to the following effect:
                           NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
  (1)  Every  person  has the right to adopt any name by which he or she
wishes to be known simply by using that name  consistently  and  without
intent to defraud.
  (2)  A person's last name (surname) does not automatically change upon
marriage, and neither party to the marriage must change his or her  last
name. Parties to a marriage need not have the same last name.
  (3)  One or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the surname
by which he or she wishes to be known after  the  solemnization  of  the
marriage  by  entering the new name in the space below. Such entry shall
consist of one of the following surnames:
  (i) the surname of the other spouse; or
  (ii) any former surname of either spouse; or
  (iii) a name combining into a single surname all or a segment  of  the
premarriage surname or any former surname of each spouse; or
  (iv) a combination name separated by a hyphen, provided that each part
of  such  combination  surname is the premarriage surname, or any former
surname, of each of the spouses.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10056-02-3

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