Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2020||
referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S7931
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-S7931 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7931 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7931 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to increasing the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: To increase the age of consent, in relation to marriage, to the age of eighteen. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 15-a of the domestic relations law, prohibiting any marriage in which either party is under the age of eighteen. Section 2 amends section 13-b of the domestic relations law to conform with raising the age of marriage to eighteen, by removing the prior
2019-S7931 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7931 I N S E N A T E March 3, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAZAR -- 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 increasing the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 15-a of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 35 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows: § 15-a. Marriages of minors under [seventeen] EIGHTEEN years of age. Any marriage in which either party is under the age of [seventeen] EIGH- TEEN years is hereby prohibited. Any town or city clerk who shall know- ingly issue a marriage license to any persons, one or both of whom shall be at the time of their contemplated marriage actually under the age of [seventeen] EIGHTEEN years, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of one hundred dollars. § 2. Section 13-b of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter 35 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows: § 13-b. Time within which marriage may be solemnized. A marriage shall not be solemnized within twenty-four hours after the issuance of the marriage license, unless authorized by an order of a court of record as hereinafter provided, nor shall it be solemnized after sixty days from the date of the issuance of the marriage license unless authorized pursuant to section three hundred fifty-four-d of the executive law. Every license to marry hereafter issued by a town or city clerk, in addition to other requirements specified by this chapter, must contain a statement of the day and the hour the license is issued and the period during which the marriage may be solemnized. It shall be the duty of the clergyman or magistrate performing the marriage ceremony, or if the marriage is solemnized by written contract, of the judge before whom the contract is acknowledged, to annex to or endorse upon the marriage license the date and hour the marriage is solemnized. A judge or justice of the supreme court of this state or the county judge of the county in which either party to be married resides, or [if such party is at least EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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