assembly Bill A8563A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2016 print number 8563a
Jun 10, 2016 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Nov 16, 2015 referred to judiciary

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A8563 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15, 13-b & 15-a, Dom Rel L

A8563 - Summary

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage.

A8563 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8563

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- 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

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2  and  3  of  section  15  of the domestic
relations law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 126 of  the  laws  of
1984  and subdivision 3 as amended by section 5 of part W2 of chapter 62
of the laws of 2003, are amended to read as follows:
  2. If it appears from the affidavits and statements so taken, that the
persons for whose marriage the  license  in  question  is  demanded  are
legally  competent  to  marry,  the  said clerk shall issue such license
except in the following cases. If it shall appear  upon  an  application
that  [the]  AN  applicant  is under eighteen years of age, [before] the
town or city clerk [shall issue a license, he] shall require 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, passport, automobile driver's license, life
insurance  policy,  employment  certificate,  school record, immigration
record, naturalization record or court record, showing the date of birth
of such minor. If the town or city clerk shall be in doubt as to whether
an applicant claiming to be [over] eighteen years of  age  OR  OLDER  is
actually [over] eighteen years of age OR OLDER, he shall, before issuing
such  license,  require  documentary proof as above defined. If it shall
appear upon an application of the applicants as provided in this section
or upon information required by the clerk that either party is [at least
sixteen years of age but] under eighteen years of age, then the town  or
city  clerk  [before  he shall issue a license shall require the written

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13068-03-5

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A8563A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15, 13-b & 15-a, Dom Rel L

A8563A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage.

A8563A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8563--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, COLTON, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, HEVESI, ZEBROW-
  SKI,  SOLAGES,  DINOWITZ, SIMON, ABINANTI, RAIA, TITUS, GRAF -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M.  of A. CROUCH, GALEF, LAWRENCE, THIELE -- read once
  and referred to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Judiciary in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2  and  3  of  section  15  of the domestic
relations law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 126 of  the  laws  of
1984  and subdivision 3 as amended by section 5 of part W2 of chapter 62
of the laws of 2003, are amended to read as follows:
  2. If it appears from the affidavits and statements so taken, that the
persons for whose marriage the  license  in  question  is  demanded  are
legally  competent  to  marry,  the  said clerk shall issue such license
[except in the following cases. If it shall appear upon  an  application
that  the  applicant  is under eighteen years of age, before the town or
city clerk shall issue a license, he shall require 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 simi-
lar duties by the laws of any  other  state,  territory  or  country,  a
baptismal  record, passport, automobile driver's license, life insurance
policy,  employment  certificate,  school  record,  immigration  record,
naturalization record or court record, showing the date of birth of such
minor]. [If the] THE town or city clerk shall [be in doubt as to whether
an  applicant claiming to be over eighteen years of age is actually over
eighteen years of age he shall], FOR ALL APPLICANTS, before issuing such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13068-06-6