assembly Bill A10685

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the age of consent for purposes of marriage

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Jun 13, 2016 referred to judiciary

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A10685 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง15, 13-b & 15-a, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A5524

A10685 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage; prohibits marriages of minors under the age of seventeen years of age.

A10685 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10685

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  -- (at request of M. of A. Paulin,
  Titus, Simon, Dinowitz, Steck, Seawright, Hevesi, Zebrowski,  Solages,
  Abinanti, Colton, Raia, Graf, Crouch, Galef, Lawrence, Thiele) -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend the domestic relations law, in relation to increasing
  the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of seventeen

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1, and subdivisions 2, 3 and 4
of  section  15 of the domestic relations law, paragraph (a) of subdivi-
sion 1 as amended by chapter 415 of the laws of 2014, subdivision  2  as
amended  by chapter 126 of the laws of 1984, subdivision 3 as amended by
section 5 of part W2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003 and subdivision 4
as amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 1990, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a) It shall be the duty of the town or city clerk when an application
for  a  marriage  license  is  made to him or her to require each of the
contracting parties to sign and verify a statement or  affidavit  before
such  clerk  or  one  of  his  or her deputies, containing the following
information. From [the groom] PARTY ONE:  Full name [of husband],  place
of  residence,  social security number, age, occupation, place of birth,
name of father, country of birth, maiden  name  of  mother,  country  of
birth,  number  of  marriage. From [the bride] PARTY TWO:  Full name [of
bride], place of residence, social  security  number,  age,  occupation,
place of birth, name of father, country of birth, maiden name of mother,
country  of  birth,  number  of  marriage.  BOTH  PARTIES  SHALL ALSO BE
REQUIRED TO PRESENT TO THE CLERK DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF AGE IN THE FORM OF
AN ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY OF A  BIRTH  RECORD,  A  CERTIFICATION  OF
BIRTH  ISSUED  BY  THE  STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, A LOCAL REGISTRAR OF
VITAL STATISTICS OR OTHER PUBLIC OFFICER CHARGED WITH SIMILAR DUTIES  BY
THE LAWS OF ANY OTHER STATE, TERRITORY OR COUNTRY, A BAPTISMAL RECORD, A
PASSPORT,  AN  AUTOMOBILE  DRIVER'S  LICENSE,  ANY  GOVERNMENT OR SCHOOL
ISSUED IDENTIFICATION CARD THAT CONTAINS A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE  APPLICANT,
A  LIFE INSURANCE POLICY, AN EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE, A SCHOOL RECORD, AN

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

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