2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in  relation  to  permitting
          combination last name changes to occur when separated by a space
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Clause (iv) of subparagraph 3 of paragraph (b) of  subdivi-
     2  sion  1 of section 15 of the domestic relations law, as added by chapter
     3  583 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (iv) a combination name separated by a hyphen or space, provided  that
     5  each part of such combination surname is the premarriage surname, or any
     6  former surname, of each of the spouses.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.