FELON NAME CHANGE
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2005
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [
AN ACT to amend chapter 549 of the laws of 2000 amending the civil rights law, the criminal procedure law and the executive law relating to a change of name by a person convicted of certain felonies, in relation to making notification requirements applicable to all convictions and petitions
Became a law August 30, 2005, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. Section 7 of chapter 549 of the laws of 2000 amending the civil rights law, the criminal procedure law and the executive law
relating to a change of name by a person convicted of certain felonies is amended to read as follows:
§ 7. This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become a law and shall apply [
where the conviction was entered and petition is filed] to all convictions that are entered on, after or before such date for which a petition is filed on, after or before the effective date of this act and is pending before a court on or after [ such] the effective date of this act.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any petition that was granted before the effective date of this act.
The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such section, is entitled to be read into evidence.
JOSEPH L. BRUNO SHELDON SILVER
Temporary President of the Senate Speaker of the Assembly