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AB 102 - Name Equality Act of 2007 - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Laura Richardson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Name Equality Act of 2007

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (46-26) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (24-15) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Name Equality Act of 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill simplifying the surname change process when a person marries or enters a registered domestic partnership.

Highlights:
-Prohibits discrimination based upon chosen surname, and prohibits discrimination against men on the basis of marital status (Section 2). -Requires the Secretary of State to provide space on the Declaration of Domestic Partnership to allow the parties to indicate a change in surname (Section 4). -Requires that the Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership (CRDP) displays the names used by the parties before and after registration (Section 5). -Provides that no party to a registered domestic partnership shall be required to change his or her surname (Section 6). -Provides that, upon registration of a domestic partnership, one or both parties may change their surname to one of their choosing (Section 6). -Provides that the CRDP shall serve as evidence of the new surname (Section 6). -Provides that no party to a marriage shall be required to change his or her surname (Section 7). -Provides that, upon marriage, one or both parties may change their surname to one of their choosing (Section 7). -Provides that the marriage license shall serve as evidence of the new surname (Section 7). -Requires the State Department of Public Health to make information on surname changes (Section 9).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Name Equality Act of 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill simplifying the surname change process when a person marries or enters a registered domestic partnership.

Sponsors

  • Fiona Ma (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Feuer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gloria Romero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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