Marriage license; authorization for marriage officiant. (HB491)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Amends § 20-25, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Committee
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102720D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB306.