senate Bill S490

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain military personnel to get married within twenty-four hours of receiving a marriage license

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2012 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.783
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

S490 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Dom Rel L; amd §354-d, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S490 - Summary

Authorizes certain military personnel who are scheduled to be deployed within thirty days to get married within twenty-four hours of receiving a marriage license.

S490 - Sponsor Memo

S490 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations  law,  in  relation  to  allowing
  marriages within twenty-four hours of receiving a marriage license


  Section 1. Section 13-b of the domestic relations law, as  amended  by
chapter 652 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 13-b. Time within which marriage may be solemnized. [A] 1. EXCEPT AS
solemnized within twenty-four hours after the issuance of  the  marriage
license,  unless  authorized by an order of a court of record as herein-
after provided, nor shall it be solemnized after  sixty  days  from  the
date  of the issuance of the marriage license unless authorized pursuant
to section three hundred fifty-four-d  of  the  executive  law.    Every
license  to  marry hereafter issued by a town or city clerk, in addition
to other requirements specified by this chapter, must contain  a  state-
ment of the day and the hour the license is issued and the period during
which  the marriage may be solemnized. It shall be the duty of the cler-
gyman or magistrate performing the marriage ceremony, or if the marriage
is solemnized by written contract, of the judge before whom the contract
is acknowledged, to annex to or endorse upon the  marriage  license  the
date  and  hour  the  marriage  is solemnized. A judge or justice of the
supreme court of this state or the county judge of the county  in  which
either  party  to  be married resides, or if such party is under sixteen
years of age, the judge of the family court of such county, if it  shall
appear from an examination of the license and any other proofs submitted
by  the  parties that one of the parties is in danger of imminent death,
or by reason of other emergency public interest will be promoted  there-
by,  or  that  such delay will work irreparable injury or great hardship

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


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