In an effort to advocate for and support our community, please see the following matter that requires immediate attention.
Arizona Senate Bill SB 1199 – Criminal History Investigation; Name change
If passed this bill will add a wholly unnecessary step to the state’s name change processes, requiring any person requesting a name change to furnish at their expense a full set of fingerprints to the court, enabling a criminal history records check to be conducted. Not only will there be an additional expense, but there will be additional wait time for applicants. Passage of this bill will adversely affect the transgender community.
Time is running out. The bill has received a Do Pass motion.
Please reach out to your Arizona State Senator regarding the bill to voice your concern and/or objection.
For a list of State Senators click here
For more information on SB 1199 click here