H.Con.Res. 280 (103rd): Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to protections for persons changing their names to avoid domestic ...

...violence.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Aug 11, 1994 (Introduced).

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HCON 280 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 280

Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to protections for persons changing their names to avoid domestic violence.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 11, 1994

Mr. KLEIN submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to protections for persons changing their names to avoid domestic violence.

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that--

      (1) victims of domestic violence face growing harassment from their predators and deserve the highest level of protection from that harassment; and

      (2) each State should--

        (A) allow a victim of domestic violence to change names in a manner that keeps the change private and not printed in any public record, with disclosure of the change made only--

          (i) to bona fide and verified creditors of the victim and to police acting in official capacity; and

          (ii) when accompanied by immediate notice to the victim;

        (B) set the cost of changes in name for domestic violence victims at a minimum and provide waivers of that charge for those victims unable to pay it; and

        (C) provide that changes in name for such a victim can be accomplished in a short period of time so that the victim is protected as soon as possible.