assembly Bill A8520

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the ability to marry; amends a chapter of the laws of 2011, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 8354, in relation to the statutory construction of such chapter

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 24, 2011 signed chap.96
delivered to governor
returned to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity
ordered to third reading cal.1548
delivered to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.631
rules report cal.631
reported
reported referred to rules
referred to judiciary

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A8520 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5857
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §10-b, amd §11, Dom Rel L; add §5-a, Chap of 2011 (as proposed in A. 8354)

A8520 - Summary

Relates to the ability to marry; amends a chapter of the laws of 2011, as proposed in legislative bill number A. 8354, in relation to the statutory construction of such chapter.

A8520 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8520

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL -- (at request of the Governor) -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the ability
  to marry; and to amend a chapter of the laws  of  2011,  amending  the
  domestic  relations  law relating to the ability to marry, as proposed
  in legislative bill number A.  8354,  in  relation  to  the  statutory
  construction  of such chapter; and repealing certain provisions of the
  domestic relations law relating to parties to a marriage

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 10-b of the domestic relations law, as added by a
chapter of the laws of 2011, amending the domestic relations law  relat-
ing  to  the ability to marry, as proposed in legislative bill number A.
8354, is REPEALED and a new section 10-b is added to read as follows:
  S 10-B. RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  STATE,  LOCAL  OR
MUNICIPAL LAW, RULE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, OR OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO
THE  CONTRARY,  A RELIGIOUS ENTITY AS DEFINED UNDER THE EDUCATION LAW OR
SECTION TWO OF THE RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS LAW, OR A CORPORATION INCORPO-
RATED UNDER THE BENEVOLENT ORDERS LAW OR  DESCRIBED  IN  THE  BENEVOLENT
ORDERS  LAW  BUT  FORMED  UNDER  ANY  OTHER  LAW  OF  THIS  STATE,  OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION OPERATED,  SUPERVISED,  OR  CONTROLLED  BY  A
RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, OR ANY EMPLOYEE THEREOF, BEING MANAGED, DIRECTED,
OR SUPERVISED BY OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, BENEVO-
LENT  ORDER, OR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBDI-
VISION, SHALL NOT  BE  REQUIRED  TO  PROVIDE  SERVICES,  ACCOMMODATIONS,
ADVANTAGES,  FACILITIES,  GOODS,  OR PRIVILEGES FOR THE SOLEMNIZATION OR
CELEBRATION OF A MARRIAGE. ANY SUCH REFUSAL TO PROVIDE SERVICES,  ACCOM-
MODATIONS, ADVANTAGES, FACILITIES, GOODS, OR PRIVILEGES SHALL NOT CREATE
ANY  CIVIL  CLAIM  OR  CAUSE  OF  ACTION OR RESULT IN ANY STATE OR LOCAL
GOVERNMENT  ACTION  TO  PENALIZE,  WITHHOLD  BENEFITS,  OR  DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST  SUCH  RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, BENEVOLENT ORDER, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12066-08-1

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