AMENDING THE NAME CHANGE STATUTE TO INCLUDE A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT MAY GRANT OR DENY A NAME CHANGE APPLICATION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Adds new subsection (g) to GS 101-5 to authorize the clerk of superior court (clerk), upon learning of fraud or material misrepresentation in the application for a name change, to set aside the order granting the name change on the clerk’s own motion after providing notice and an opportunity to be heard to the name change applicant. Directs the clerk to notify the State Registrar of Vital Statistics and the Division of Criminal Information if the name change order is set aside.
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