assembly Bill A6300A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via S739 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.682
substituted for a6300a
Jun 03, 2022 substituted by s739a
rules report cal.682
reported
Jun 02, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 10, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 25, 2022 print number 6300a
Mar 25, 2022 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Mar 12, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 1, 2022 - Judiciary committee Vote

S739A
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committee
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Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2022

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

Feb 2, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S739
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committee
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Aye
1
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

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A6300 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S739
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: A1137, S5858
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652

A6300 - Summary

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

A6300 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6300
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, PAULIN, LAVINE, GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL,
   HYNDMAN, SIMON, PICHARDO, DICKENS, EPSTEIN, J. RIVERA, CRUZ, FERNANDEZ
   -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  DINOWITZ,  HUNTER,  LUPARDO,  McDO-
   NOUGH,  STECK,  THIELE  --  read once and referred 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6300A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S739
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: A1137, S5858
2019-2020: A4895, S1430, S3652

A6300A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6300A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6300--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, PAULIN, LAVINE, GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL,
   HYNDMAN, SIMON, DICKENS, EPSTEIN, J. RIVERA, CRUZ, FERNANDEZ,  SILLIT-
   TI,  McDONALD,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS, GALLAGHER, JACOBSON -- Multi-Sponsored
   by -- M. of A.  DINOWITZ, HUNTER, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, STECK, THIELE --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to
   the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.  2
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02858-03-2