Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to judiciary
|Jan 09, 2019
referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S430
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S430 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S430 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S430 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to solemnization of marriages by a civil celebrant PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of the bill is to expand the list of individuals authorized to solemnize marriages by including civil celebrants who are trained and certified to solemnize marriages. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 11 of the domestic relations law to authorize a civil celebrant who is certified by the Secretary of State to solemnize marriages. In addition, Section 1 adds a new subsection 1-b to establish certification requirements and proce- dures for certificate revocation. Section 2 provides for this act to take effect immediately.
2019-S430 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 430 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to solemnization of marriages by a civil celebrant THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 11 of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 2011, is amended and a new subdivision 1-b is added to read as follows: 1. A clergyman or minister of any religion, A CIVIL CELEBRANT WHO IS CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE-B OF THIS SECTION, 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 Manhattan, 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 Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Society having its principal office in Bronx county, 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-B. A CIVIL CELEBRANT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES IF CERTIFIED TO DO SO BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE. (A) A CIVIL CELEBRANT SHALL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES IF THE CELEBRANT: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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