senate Bill S430

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the authorization of solemnization of marriages by a civil celebrant

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

S430 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A817
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4189, A8205
2017-2018: S1779, A2102

S430 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the authorization of solemnization of marriages by a civil celebrant; establishes criteria to qualify as a civil celebrant.

S430 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S430 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   430

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 solemnization
  of marriages by a civil celebrant

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 11 of the domestic relations law,
as amended  by chapter 95 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  and  a  new
subdivision 1-b is added to read as follows:
  1.  A  clergyman or minister of any religion, A CIVIL CELEBRANT WHO IS
CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES AS SET  FORTH
IN SUBDIVISION ONE-B OF THIS SECTION, 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 Manhattan, 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  Riverdale-Yonkers  Ethical
Society having its principal office in Bronx county, 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-B. A CIVIL CELEBRANT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE  MARRIAGES  IF
CERTIFIED TO DO SO BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
  (A) A CIVIL CELEBRANT SHALL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATION FROM THE SECRETARY
OF STATE TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES IF THE CELEBRANT:

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

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