senate Bill S7931

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen; and repeals certain provisions of law relating thereto

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Mar 03, 2020 referred to judiciary

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S7931 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8447
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-a, 13-b, 25 & 7, rpld §15 sub 3, §11-a sub 1 ¶c, §84, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3086, A3891

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen; and repeals certain provisions of law relating thereto.

S7931 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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