senate Bill S3756

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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Feb 13, 2019 referred to judiciary

S3756 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A55
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
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

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

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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