SDLRC - 2020 Senate Bill 73 - SD Legislature exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes.
Legislative Session 547
South Dakota Legislature
SENATE JUDICIARY ENGROSSED
This bill has been
extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be
consistent with the
original intention of the sponsor.
by: Senator Monroe
An Act to
persons from the requirement to publish name changes.
by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
1. That a NEW SECTION be added:
and open court requirements--Exception--Name change of
court may grant an order changing the name of a person without
publication of notice or a hearing in open court if all of the
following conditions are met:
appears from the pleadings that the petitioner has been a resident of
the county in which the petition is filed for at least six months;
petitioner is a victim of human trafficking, domestic abuse, or child
sufficient basis exists to grant an exception to §§ 21-37-4
the pleadings disclose if the petitioner has a protection order or
appears to the court that the name change is in the petitioner's
best interests; and
court finds that the name change is not done for the purposes of
cause exists, the
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
indicate new language.
indicate deleted language.