assembly Bill A1137D

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages

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Jun 04, 2018 print number 1137d
Jun 04, 2018 amend and recommit to ways and means
May 10, 2018 print number 1137c
May 10, 2018 amend and recommit to ways and means
Apr 24, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 26, 2018 print number 1137b
Feb 26, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Mar 10, 2017 print number 1137a
Mar 10, 2017 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 10, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A1137 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5858
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; add §110, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6952
2015-2016: A5223
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A1137 - Summary

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages.

A1137 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1137

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

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  executive  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-b to read as follows:
  3-B.  A TEMPORARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, AS DESIGNATED BY THE SECRETARY
OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  § 2. Section 12 of the domestic relations law is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  12.    Marriage, how solemnized.  No particular form or ceremony is
required when a marriage is solemnized as herein provided by a clergyman
[or], magistrate, OR TEMPORARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AS DESIGNATED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE  EXECUTIVE
LAW but the parties must solemnly declare in the presence of a clergyman
[or],  magistrate,  OR  TEMPORARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE and the attending
witness or witnesses that they take each other  as  [husband  and  wife]
SPOUSES.  In every case, at least one witness beside the clergyman [or],
magistrate,  OR  TEMPORARY  JUSTICE  OF THE PEACE must be present at the
ceremony.
  The preceding provisions of this chapter, so far as they relate to the
manner of solemnizing marriages, shall not affect  marriages  among  the
people  called friends or quakers; nor marriages among the people of any
other denominations having as such any particular  mode  of  solemnizing
marriages;  but  such marriages must be solemnized in the manner hereto-
fore used and practiced in their respective societies or  denominations,
and marriages so solemnized shall be as valid as if this article had not
been enacted.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02161-01-7

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A1137A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5858
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; add §110, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6952
2015-2016: A5223
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A1137A - Summary

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages.

A1137A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1137--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, JAFFEE, MOYA, BLAKE, LUPINACCI -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPARDO, THIELE -- read once and referred  to
  the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law and  the  executive  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-b to read as follows:
  3-B.  A  ONE-DAY MARRIAGE OFFICIANT, AS DESIGNATED BY THE SECRETARY OF
STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  § 2. Section 12 of the domestic relations law is amended  to  read  as
follows:
  §  12.    Marriage, how solemnized.  No particular form or ceremony is
required when a marriage is solemnized as herein provided by a clergyman
[or], magistrate, OR ONE-DAY MARRIAGE OFFICIANT  AS  DESIGNATED  BY  THE
SECRETARY  OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE
LAW but the parties must solemnly declare in the presence of a clergyman
[or], magistrate,  OR  ONE-DAY  MARRIAGE  OFFICIANT  and  the  attending
witness  or  witnesses  that  they take each other as [husband and wife]
SPOUSES.  In every case, at least one witness beside the clergyman [or],
magistrate, OR ONE-DAY MARRIAGE OFFICIANT must be present at the ceremo-
ny.
  The preceding provisions of this chapter, so far as they relate to the
manner of solemnizing marriages, shall not affect  marriages  among  the
people  called friends or quakers; nor marriages among the people of any
other denominations having as such any particular  mode  of  solemnizing
marriages;  but  such marriages must be solemnized in the manner hereto-
fore used and practiced in their respective societies or  denominations,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02161-02-7

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A1137B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5858
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; add §110, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6952
2015-2016: A5223
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A1137B - Summary

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages.

A1137B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1137--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GALEF, JAFFEE, BLAKE, HYNDMAN, SEPULVEDA, D'URSO,
  L. ROSENTHAL,   GOTTFRIED,   DICKENS,  HARRIS,  M. G. MILLER,  LAVINE,
  PAULIN, SIMOTAS, SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,
  LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, STECK, THIELE, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  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 and the executive 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-b to read as follows:
  3-B. A ONE-DAY MARRIAGE OFFICIANT, AS DESIGNATED BY THE  SECRETARY  OF
STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  §  2.  Section  12 of the domestic relations law is amended to read as
follows:
  § 12.  Marriage, how solemnized.  No particular form  or  ceremony  is
required when a marriage is solemnized as herein provided by a clergyman
[or],  magistrate,  OR  ONE-DAY  MARRIAGE OFFICIANT AS DESIGNATED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE  EXECUTIVE
LAW but the parties must solemnly declare in the presence of a clergyman
[or],  magistrate,  OR  ONE-DAY  MARRIAGE  OFFICIANT  and  the attending
witness or witnesses that they take each other  as  [husband  and  wife]
SPOUSES.  In every case, at least one witness beside the clergyman [or],
magistrate, OR ONE-DAY MARRIAGE OFFICIANT must be present at the ceremo-
ny.
  The preceding provisions of this chapter, so far as they relate to the
manner  of  solemnizing  marriages, shall not affect marriages among the

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1137C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5858
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; add §110, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6952
2015-2016: A5223
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A1137C - Summary

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages.

A1137C - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1137--C

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, JAFFEE, BLAKE, HYNDMAN, D'URSO, L. ROSEN-
  THAL, GOTTFRIED, DICKENS, M. G. MILLER, LAVINE, PAULIN, SIMOTAS, SIMON
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DINOWITZ, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, STECK,
  THIELE, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and  recommitted  to said committee -- 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  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
  and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the domestic relations law and the executive 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.  Subdivisions  1,  2 and 3-a of section 11 of the domestic
relations law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 95  of  the  laws  of
2011,  subdivision  2  as amended by section 1 of subpart E of part B of
chapter 20 of the laws of 2015, and subdivision 3-a as added by  chapter
450  of the laws of 2014, are amended and a new subdivision 3-b is added
to read as follows:
  1. A clergyman or minister of any religion, or by the  senior  leader,
or  any  of the other leaders, of The Society for Ethical Culture in the
city of New York, having its principal office in the borough of  Manhat-
tan,  or  by  the  leader  of  The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture,
having its principal office in the borough of Brooklyn of  the  city  of
New  York,  or  of the Westchester Ethical Society, having its principal
office in Westchester county, or of the Ethical Culture Society of  Long
Island,  having  its principal office in Nassau county, or of the River-
dale-Yonkers Ethical Society having its principal office in Bronx  coun-
ty,  or  by  the  leader of any other Ethical Culture Society affiliated

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

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A1137D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5858
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§11, 12, 13 & 13-b, Dom Rel L; add §110, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6952
2015-2016: A5223
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A1137D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates lay individuals as one-day marriage officiants in order to solemnize marriages.

A1137D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1137--D

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, JAFFEE, BLAKE, HYNDMAN, D'URSO, L. ROSEN-
  THAL, GOTTFRIED, DICKENS, M. G. MILLER, LAVINE, PAULIN, SIMOTAS, SIMON
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DINOWITZ, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, STECK,
  THIELE, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and  recommitted  to said committee -- 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  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
  and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
  committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the domestic relations law and the executive 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. Subdivisions 1, 1-a, 2 and 3-a of section 11 of the domes-
tic relations law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of
2011, subdivision 1-a as amended by chapter 96  of  the  laws  of  2011,
subdivision  2 as amended by section 1 of subpart E of part B of chapter
20 of the laws of 2015, and subdivision 3-a as added by chapter  450  of
the laws of 2014, are amended and a new subdivision 3-b is added to read
as follows:
  1.  A  clergyman or minister of any religion, or by the senior leader,
or any of the other leaders, of The Society for Ethical Culture  in  the
city  of New York, having its principal office in the borough of Manhat-
tan, or by the leader of  The  Brooklyn  Society  for  Ethical  Culture,
having  its  principal  office in the borough of Brooklyn of the city of
New York, or of the Westchester Ethical Society,  having  its  principal
office  in Westchester county, or of the Ethical Culture Society of Long

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