senate Bill S5858B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1717
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 24, 2018 print number 5858b
May 24, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 23, 2018 print number 5858a
Feb 23, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2017 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2051
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 03, 2017 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jun 12, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S5858B
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 20, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S5858
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5858 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1137
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: S1430, S3652, A4895

S5858 - Summary

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

S5858 - Sponsor Memo

S5858 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5858

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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  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,
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.
                                                           LBD02161-03-7

S5858A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1137
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: S1430, S3652, A4895

S5858A - Summary

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

S5858A - Sponsor Memo

S5858A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5858--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  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.

Co-Sponsors

S5858B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1137
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: S1430, S3652, A4895

S5858B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5858B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5858B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5858--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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
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
with the American Ethical Union; provided that no clergyman or  minister
as  defined in section two of the religious corporations law, or Society
for Ethical Culture leader shall be required to solemnize  any  marriage

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

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