Minors; name change presumed to be in minor's best interest. (HB372)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Name change; minors.  Provides that a name change for a minor shall be presumed to be in the minor's best interest if the change creates a hyphenated last name combining the surnames of the minor's parents in order to help the minor identify with both parents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103249D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/18/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/20/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
01/22/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice
12/02/2010Left in Courts of Justice