|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 13, 2019||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3756
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
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S3756 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3756 (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.
S3756 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3756 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill waives the state fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the armed forces and allows localities to do likewise. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 3 of section 14-a of the domes- tic relations law to permit towns and cities to waive the fees they charge for marriage certificates for active duty members of the U.S. armed forces or their spouses. Section 2 of the bill amends subdivision 4 of section 15 of the domestic
S3756 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3756 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAYER -- 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 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 PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AND (II) SUCH TOWN OR CITY MAY ELECT TO WAIVE THE PORTION OF THE FEE WHICH THE TOWN OR CITY IS ENTITLED TO. Any town or city clerk who shall issue a license to marry any persons one or both of whom shall not be at the time of the marriage under such license EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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