assembly Bill A55

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Waives the state fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the armed forces and authorizes towns and cities to elect to waive their fees for marriage licenses and certificates

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Current Bill Status Via S3756 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 20, 2019 signed chap.177
Aug 19, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.311
substituted for a55
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by s3756
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.311
rules report cal.311
reported
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to rules
Mar 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jun 5, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S3756
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Apr 30, 2019 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3756
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committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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A55 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3756
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-a & 15, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9645
2017-2018: A1268

A55 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Waives the state fee for marriage licenses when either party making application for such marriage license is a member of the United States armed forces on active duty and authorizes towns and cities to elect to waive their fees for marriage licenses and certificates when either applicant is a member of the United States armed forces on active duty.

A55 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   55

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. BUCHWALD, SANTABARBARA, PEOPLES-STOKES, CRESPO,
  STEC, HAWLEY, RAIA, JEAN-PIERRE,  BLAKE,  ABBATE,  WEPRIN,  PALMESANO,
  PALUMBO  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. BARCLAY, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  GIGLIO, RAMOS, SCHIMMINGER, THIELE -- read once and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to waiving the
  fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the armed forces

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 14-a of the domestic relations
law, as amended by chapter 297 of the laws of 1963, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  3. A. No fee shall be charged for any certificate when required by the
veterans  administration  or by the division of veterans' affairs of the
state of New York to be used  in  determining  the  eligibility  of  any
person  to  participate  in  the benefits made available by the veterans
administration or by the state of New York.
  B. A TOWN OR CITY MAY ELECT TO WAIVE THE FEE FOR  A  CERTIFICATE  WHEN
EITHER  OF  THE  PARTIES  MAKING  APPLICATION  FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE IS A
MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES ON ACTIVE DUTY.
  § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 15 of the  domestic  relations  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  35  of  the  laws  of  2017, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Before issuing any licenses herein provided for, the town  or  city
clerk  shall  be entitled to a fee of thirty dollars, which sum shall be
paid by the applicants before or at the  time  the  license  is  issued;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  WHEN  EITHER OF THE PARTIES APPLYING FOR SUCH
LICENSE IS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE  UNITED STATES ON  ACTIVE
DUTY  (I)  A  TOWN OR CITY MAY NOT COLLECT THAT PORTION OF THE FEE WHICH
WOULD OTHERWISE BE TRANSMITTED  TO  THE  STATE  COMMISSIONER  OF  HEALTH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets