BILL NO. 241
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
Private Member's Bill
Change of Name Act
First Reading: March 2, 2020
Second Reading: March 4, 2020
Third Reading: March 10, 2020 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill prohibits persons with a record of conviction of certain sexual offences from changing their name.
An Act to Amend Chapter 66
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Change of Name Act,
Respecting the Protection of Communities
1 Chapter 66 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Change of Name Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 12A the following Section:
- 12B Subject to the regulations, where an application is made to change the name of a
person, that person must submit to a criminal record check.
- (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Registrar shall not register a change of name
for a person if that person's criminal record check discloses a conviction of an offence for which the Criminal Code (Canada)
requires compliance with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (Canada).
- (cf) exempting persons or classes of persons from the criminal record check requirement
pursuant to Section 12B;
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