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2016 SESSION

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SB 306 Marriage license; authorization for marriage officiant.

Introduced by: Adam P. Ebbin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Marriage license; authorization for marriage officiant. Allows the parties to a marriage to designate an officiant, who shall be 18 years of age or older and not a party to the marriage, on their application for a marriage license. The bill provides that a license issued with such designation shall serve as authorization for the named officiant to celebrate the rites of such marriage in the Commonwealth. Under current law, ministers and other persons except for judges need authorization from a judge or clerk to act as marriage officiants.


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