H.B. No. 0237

Name changes-sealed.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Barbuto, Bagby, Byrd, Cannady, Connolly and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Burns, Decaria and Sessions


AN ACT relating to change of name proceedings in district court; allowing records of change of name proceedings to be sealed in certain cases for safety reasons; exempting such cases from residency requirements as specified; providing for documentation as specified; and providing for an effective date.


1/20/2009   Bill Number Assigned

1/21/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/22/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/29/2009   H01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Cannady, Gingery, Patton, Peasley, Quarberg and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Mercer

Ayes 8    Nays 1    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/29/2009   H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 4           After "requirements" insert "as specified".

Page 2-lines 1 through 4            Delete.

Page 2-line 5           Delete the line through "the"; delete "a".

Page 2-line 6           Delete "preponderance of the" insert "clear and convincing".

Page 4-After line 19    Insert:

"(g)  The two (2) year residency requirement under W.S. 1-25-102 may be waived by the court for good cause shown.".

Page 4-line 21          Delete "through" insert "and".

Page 5-lines 19 through 24    Delete.  MERCER, VICE-CHAIRMAN


2/5/2009    H Passed CoW

2/6/2009    H Passed 2nd Reading

2/9/2009    H Laid Back Pursuant to HR 9-3 C



Page 2-line 8           After "file" insert "and that the noncustodial parent was provided the opportunity to respond to the petition or the parental rights of the noncustodial parent have been terminated"; after "." insert "The court may appoint a guardian ad litem to protect the best interests of the child.".

Page 3-line 1           After "paternity" insert "or parental rights".  THRONE, BARBUTO, LUBNAU


2/10/2009   H Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Bonner, Brechtel, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannady, Carson, Childers, Cohee, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Edmonds, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Gingery, Goggles, Hales, Hammons, Harshman, Harvey, Illoway, Jaggi, Jorgensen, Landon, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Meyer, Millin, Moniz, Patton, Pedersen, Petersen, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Steward, Stubson, Thompson, Throne, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Brown, Hallinan, Lockhart, Mercer, Miller, Peasley, Philp, Shepperson, Simpson and Teeters

Excused:  Representative(s) Lubnau

Ayes 48    Nays 11    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/12/2009   S Received for Introduction

2/12/2009   S Introduced and Referred to S01

2/18/2009   S01 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes:  Senator(s) Burns, Decaria and Sessions

Nays:  Senator(s) Perkins and Ross

Ayes 3    Nays 2    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/18/2009   S Placed on General File

2/23/2009   S Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Senator(s) Burns, Cooper, Decaria, Esquibel, F., Hastert, Landen, Martin, Massie and Sessions

Nays:  Senator(s) Anderson, J., Bebout, Case, Coe, Dockstader, Geis, Hines, Hunnicutt, Jennings, Johnson, Larson, Meier, Nicholas, Perkins, Peterson, Ross, Schiffer, Townsend, Vasey and Von Flatern

Excused:  Senator(s) Scott

Ayes 9    Nays 20    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0