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H 3427 - Ending Common Law Marriage - Key Vote

South Carolina Key Votes

John Matthews, Jr. voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements John Matthews, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (21-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Ending Common Law Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that ends the state recognition of common law marriages after January 1, 2008, unless the courts rule that a common law marriage existed as of December 31, 2007.

Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES THE LESSER OF 26 SENATORS OR THREE-FIFTHS OF THE SENATORS PRESENT AND VOTING. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT RATHER LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Ending Common Law Marriage

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