senate Bill S3652

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.467
Jan 14, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.857
May 14, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Feb 11, 2019 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S3652
20
1
committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 14, 2020 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3652
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S3652
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 14, 2019 - Judiciary committee Vote

S3652
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S3652 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4895
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: S5858, A1137

S3652 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3652 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3652 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3652

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BIAGGI, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed 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
religious  corporations  law,  or  Society for Ethical Culture leader to
solemnize any marriage under this subdivision shall not create  a  civil
claim  or  cause  of  action  or result in any state or local government

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

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