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 Bill Status of HB2904  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/202from Ch. 40, par. 202

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that one or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the surname by which that party wishes to be known after the solemnization of the marriage by entering the new surname in the space provided on the application for a marriage license. Provides that the entry on the application shall consist of one of the following surnames: (1) the surname of the other spouse; (2) any former surname of either spouse; (3) a name combining into a single surname all or a segment of the premarriage surname or any former surname of either spouse; or (4) a combination name separated by a hyphen or space, provided that each part of the combination surname is the premarriage surname or former surname of either spouse. Provides that the designation of a surname under the new provisions has the effect of providing a record of the surname change. Provides that the marriage certificate containing the new surname, if any, constitutes proof that the use of the new surname, or the retention of the former surname, is lawful. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/25/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/20/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 012-000-000
  3/20/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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