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– Name change, background check
HOUSE BILL NO. 576
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H0576...............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS - Amends existing law to provide that a criminal
background check be filed with the petition for a change of name.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 576
BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CHANGE OF NAMES; AMENDING SECTION 7-802, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
3 THAT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK BE FILED WITH PETITION FOR CHANGE OF
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 7-802, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 7-802. PETITION FOR CHANGE. All applications for change of names must be
9 made to the district court of the county where the person whose name is pro-
10 posed to be changed resides, by petition, signed by such person; and if such
11 person is under the age of eighteen (18) years, by one (1) of the parents, if
12 living; or if both be dead, then by the guardian; and if there be no guardian,
13 then by some near relative or friend. The petition must specify the place of
14 birth and residence of such person, his or her present name, the name pro-
15 posed, and reason for such change of name, and must, if the father of such
16 person be not living, name, as far as known to the petitioner, the near rela-
17 tives of such person, and their place of residence. The petitioner shall
18 include as part of the application for change of name, a criminal background
19 check, dated within thirty (30) days of the date of filing the petition for
20 change of name.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposed legislation would amend Idaho Code, Section 7-802,
making a criminal background check a part of the application for
a petitioner's change of name.
There would be no fiscal impact to the General Fund.
Name: Representative Mike Moyle
Representative John Vander Woude
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 576