SDLRC - 2020 Senate Bill 73 - SD Legislature exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes.
An Act to exempt certain persons from the
requirement to publish name changes.
by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:
21-37-5.2. Notice and open court requirements--Exception--Name
change of victims--Sealed records.
court may grant an order changing a petitioner's name without
publication of notice or a hearing in open court if the court finds
that the petitioner is a victim of human trafficking, domestic abuse,
or child abuse. This section applies even if the petitioner has not
filed a report with law enforcement. If the court grants an order
under this section the court shall order all records regarding the
petition and order be sealed. The records shall only be opened by a
court order based upon showing good cause or at the petitioner's
Catchlines are not law.
(§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores
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