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First Session, 48th General Assembly

65 Elizabeth II, 2016

BILL 8

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHANGE OF NAME ACT, 2009

Received and Read the First Time.................................................................................................

Second Reading.................................................................................................................................

Committee..........................................................................................................................................

Third Reading.....................................................................................................................................

Royal Assent......................................................................................................................................

HONOURABLE EDDIE JOYCE

Minister of Service Newfoundland and Labrador

Ordered to be printed by the Honourable House of Assembly

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

This Bill would amend the Change of Name Act, 2009 to

         change the definition of child to a person under the age of 16 years; and

         lower the age requirement for applying for a change of name from the age of majority to 16 years of age.

A BILL

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHANGE OF NAME ACT, 2009

Analysis


1. S.2 Amdt.
Interpretation

2. S.4 Amdt.
Eligibility


Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

SNL2009 cC-8.1
as amended

1. Paragraph 2(1)(b) of the Change of Name Act, 2009 is repealed and the following substituted:

(b) "child" means a person under the age of 16 years;

 

2. Subsection 4(1) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Eligibility

4. (1) A person who

(a) is resident in the province; and

(b) has reached the age of 16 years

may make an application under this Act to change his or her name.