assembly Bill A6952

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Designates lay individuals as temporary justices of the peace in order to solemnize marriages

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May 28, 2014 held for consideration in judiciary
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Apr 25, 2013 referred to judiciary

A6952 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5223
2017-2018: A1137
2019-2020: A4895
2021-2022: A6300

A6952 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates lay individuals as temporary justices of the peace in order to solemnize marriages.

A6952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6952

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and the public health law, in
  relation to designating lay individuals to solemnize marriages

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

  Section  1.  Section  11  of  the domestic relations law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. A TEMPORARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, AS DESIGNATED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  OF  HEALTH  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWENTY-NINE OF SECTION TWO
HUNDRED SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  S 2. 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 marriage shall
not be solemnized within twenty-four hours after  the  issuance  of  the
marriage  license, unless authorized by an order of a court of record as
hereinafter 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
statement 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
clergyman  [or], magistrate OR TEMPORARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, AS DESIG-
NATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  TWENTY-NINE
OF  SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  SIX  OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, 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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09745-01-3