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                            SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6135



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Nelson, A. Smith, Erwin and Madsen)


Read first time 01/31/92.Requiring permanent retention of name change orders.

     AN ACT Relating to filing of name change orders in district court; amending RCW 4.24.130; and adding a new section to chapter 36.22 RCW.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 4.24.130 and 1991 c 33 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     Any person desiring a change of his or her name or that of his or her child or ward, may apply therefor to the district court of the judicial district in which he or she resides, by petition setting forth the reasons for such change; thereupon such court in its discretion may order a change of the name and thenceforth the new name shall be in place of the former.

     The district court shall collect the fees authorized by RCW 36.18.010 for filing and recording a name change order, and transmit the fee and the order to the county auditor.  The court may collect a reasonable fee to cover the cost of transmitting the order to the county auditor.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 36.22 RCW to read as follows:

     Upon receipt of the fee and the name change order from the district court as provided in RCW 4.24.130, the county auditor shall file and record the name change order.