senate Bill S3086

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen; and repeals certain provisions of law relating thereto

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2021 signed chap.306
Jul 21, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.305
substituted for a3891
May 11, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2021 1st report cal.527
Jan 27, 2021 referred to judiciary


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S3086 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-a, 13-b, 25 & 7, rpld §15 sub 3, §11-a sub 1 ¶c, §84, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7931, A8447

S3086 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the age of consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen.

S3086 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3086 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 27, 2021
   SEPULVEDA  --  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  increasing
   the  age  of  consent for purposes of marriage to the age of eighteen;
   and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto
   Section  1.  Section 15-a of the domestic relations law, as amended by
 chapter 35 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   § 15-a. Marriages of minors under [seventeen] EIGHTEEN years  of  age.
 Any marriage in which either party is under the age of [seventeen] EIGH-
 TEEN  years is hereby prohibited. Any town or city clerk who shall know-
 ingly issue a marriage license to any persons, one or both of whom shall
 be at the time of their contemplated marriage actually under the age  of
 [seventeen]  EIGHTEEN  years,  shall  be  guilty of a misdemeanor and on
 conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of one hundred dollars.
   § 2. Section 13-b of the domestic relations law, as amended by chapter
 35 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   § 13-b. Time within which marriage may be solemnized. A marriage shall
 not be solemnized within twenty-four hours after  the  issuance  of  the
 marriage  license, unless authorized by an order of a court of record as
 hereinafter provided, nor shall it be solemnized after sixty  days  from
 the  date  of  the  issuance  of  the marriage license unless authorized
 pursuant to section three hundred fifty-four-d  of  the  executive  law.
 Every  license  to  marry  hereafter  issued by a town or city clerk, in
 addition to other requirements specified by this chapter, must contain a
 statement of the day and the hour the license is issued and  the  period
 during which the marriage may be solemnized. It shall be the duty of the
 clergyman  or  magistrate  performing  the  marriage ceremony, or if the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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