SENATE BILL 6135
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senators Nelson, A. Smith, Erwin and Madsen
Read first time 01/17/92. Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.
AN ACT Relating to filing of name change orders in district court; and amending RCW 4.24.130.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
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 authorizing the name change shall maintain a permanent record and copy of the name change orders. The county auditor shall accept for filing and recording the name change order upon payment of the fees required in RCW 36.18.010.