Marriage license; authorization for marriage officiant. (SB306)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102412D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB491.