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Changes to name changes

Two changes went into effect recently on public notices involving name changes because of bills approved by the 2017 Legislature.

No notice is required at all if the name change is for purpose of conforming to the person’s gender identity, according to Senate Bill 110. It went into effect upon signing, which was May 24.

According to the law, which is NRS 41.280, the petition to the court for a name change needs to state that it’s for gender identity.

The other bill, AB173, reduces the number of notices required for any name change from three to one. It went into effect July 1.



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