assembly Bill A4895

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Mar 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 05, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A4895 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3652
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
2017-2018: A1137, S5858
2021-2022: A6300, S739

A4895 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4895 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4895

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, JAFFEE, BLAKE, HYNDMAN, D'URSO, L. ROSEN-
  THAL,  GOTTFRIED,  DICKENS,  M. G. MILLER,  LAVINE,  PAULIN,  SIMOTAS,
  SIMON,  PICHARDO,  ARROYO  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DINOWITZ,
  LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, STECK, THIELE, WRIGHT -- 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. 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
when  acting  in  his  or her capacity under this subdivision.  [1-a.] A
refusal by a clergyman or minister as defined  in  section  two  of  the

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