Marriage; persons other than ministers who may celebrate rites. (HB1006)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solemnization of marriage; persons other than ministers who may celebrate rites of marriage. Authorizes any current or former Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General of the Commonwealth, any current or former member of the General Assembly, or any current or former mayor or person elected as a member of the governing body of a locality in the Commonwealth to celebrate the rites of marriage anywhere in the Commonwealth without the necessity of bond or order of authorization. The bill also directs that the marriage license application allow the parties to, upon payment of a fee, designate an officiant, with certain limitations, to celebrate the rites of such marriage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103847D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB1006)
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice