assembly Bill A9645

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Waives the state fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the armed forces and authorizes towns and cities to elect to waive their fees for marriage licenses and certificates

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
May 10, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 24, 2016 referred to judiciary

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A9645 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6808
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง14-a & 15, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A1268, S1963, S7249, S7424
2019-2020: A55

A9645 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Waives the state fee for marriage licenses when either party making application for such marriage license is a member of the United States armed forces on active duty and authorizes towns and cities to elect to waive their fees for marriage licenses and certificates when either applicant is a member of the United States armed forces on active duty.

A9645 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9645

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to waiving the
  fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the armed forces

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 14-a of the domestic relations
law, as amended by chapter 297 of the laws of 1963, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  3. A. No fee shall be charged for any certificate when required by the
veterans  administration  or by the division of veterans' affairs of the
state of New York to be used  in  determining  the  eligibility  of  any
person  to  participate  in  the benefits made available by the veterans
administration or by the state of New York.
  B. A TOWN OR CITY MAY ELECT TO WAIVE THE FEE FOR  A  CERTIFICATE  WHEN
EITHER  OF  THE  PARTIES  MAKING  APPLICATION  FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE IS A
MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES ON ACTIVE DUTY.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 15 of the  domestic  relations  law,  as
amended  by  section 5 of part W-2 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, is
amended to read as follows:
  3. If it shall appear upon an application for a marriage license  that
either  party  is under the age of sixteen years, the town or city clerk
shall require, in addition to any consents provided for in this section,
the written approval and consent of a justice of the supreme court or of
a judge of the family court, having jurisdiction over the town  or  city
in which the application is made, to be attached to or endorsed upon the
application,  before  the  license  is  issued. The application for such
approval and consent shall be heard by the judge at chambers. All papers
and records pertaining to any such application shall be  sealed  by  him
and  withheld  from  inspection, except by order of a court of competent
jurisdiction. Before issuing any licenses herein provided for, the  town
or  city  clerk  shall be entitled to a fee of thirty dollars, which sum
shall be paid by the applicants before or at the  time  the  license  is
issued;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT A TOWN OR CITY MAY ELECT TO WAIVE SUCH

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