Marriage; persons who may celebrate rites, authorizes current members of the General Assembly. (SB1142)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Persons who may celebrate rites of marriage; members of the General Assembly; statewide elected officials. Authorizes any current member of the General Assembly and the current Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General to celebrate the rites of marriage anywhere in the Commonwealth without the necessity of bond or order of authorization. Read the Bill »


03/11/2021: signed by governor


01/05/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101298D
01/05/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/18/2021Reported from Judiciary (11-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Passed by for the day
01/21/2021Floor substitute printed 21103442D-S1 (Ebbin)
01/21/2021Read second time
01/21/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2021Substitute by Senator Ebbin agreed to 21103442D-S1
01/21/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1142S1
01/22/2021Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/11/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/12/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1142ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 87 (effective 7/1/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0087)