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Civil Rights (CVR) CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 6
§ 64. Effect. 1. If the order is entered, the petitioner shall be
known by the name which is thereby authorized to be assumed. If the
surname of a parent be changed as provided in this article, any minor
child of such parent at the time of such change may thereafter assume
such changed surname.

2. (a) If the petition states that the petitioner stands convicted of
a violent felony offense as defined in section 70.02 of the penal law or
a felony defined in article one hundred twenty-five of such law or any
of the following provisions of such law sections 130.25, 130.30, 130.40,
130.45, 255.25, 255.26, 255.27, article two hundred sixty-three, 135.10,
135.25, 230.05, 230.06, subdivision two of section 230.30 or 230.32, the
clerk of the court in which the order has been entered shall deliver, by
first class mail, a copy of such certified order to the division of
criminal justice services at its office in the county of Albany and (b)
if the petition states that the petitioner is responsible for spousal
support or child support obligations pursuant to court order, upon
review of the petitioner's application for name change and subsequent
inquiry, the court may, in its discretion, order the petitioner to
deliver by first class mail, the petitioner's new name with such
certified order to the court of competent jurisdiction which imposed the
orders of support. Such certification shall appear on the original order
and on any certified copy thereof and shall be entered in the court's
minutes of the proceeding.

3. A name change order or other documentation of name change shall be
sufficient to change the petitioner's name on any document or record
issued or maintained by the state of New York or any subdivision
thereof, or any private entity, including but not limited to, all school
records for current and past students, archival records and marriage
certificates. Failure of a public or private entity to comply with such
a request may constitute a violation of section two hundred ninety-six
of the executive law, section forty-c of this chapter and any applicable
local non-discrimination law and may be the basis for a complaint to the
New York state division of human rights and any other applicable
enforcement entity.