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SB 69 - Repeals Marriage Licenses - Alabama Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-26) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals Marriage Licenses

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals judge-signed marriage licenses.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes 2 individuals desiring to marry each other to submit the affidavits, forms, and data for recording with the office of the probate judge (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes, using the recording of the affidavits, forms and data, legal recognition of the marriage as of the data the affidavits and forms were properly signed by the two parties so long as such documentation was provided to the probate office within 30 days of the signatures of the parties (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the office of the judge of probate to permanently record each marriage present to the probate office for filing so long as the affidavits, forms, and data are submitted as required (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the office of the judge probate to forward each marriage filed with the probate office during the preceding calendar month to the Office of Vital Statistics on or before the fifth day of the following calendar month (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the parties to the marriage, if a vital records error has been made, to file amended affidavits, forms, and data with the probate judge (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the fee for filing amended affidavits, forms, and data to be the same as for an original filing (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a civil and independent or religious ceremony of marriage, celebration of marriage, solemnization of marriage, or other officiation, or administration of the vows of marriage to be conducted or engaged in by the parties by an officiant or other presiding person to be selected by the individuals getting married (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the state to have no requirement for any ceremony or proceeding and whether or not a ceremony proceeding is performed or not performed to have no legal effect on the validity of the marriage (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals Marriage Licenses

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals judge-signed marriage licenses.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes 2 individuals desiring to marry each other to submit the affidavits, forms, and data for recording with the office of the probate judge (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes, using the recording of the affidavits, forms and data, legal recognition of the marriage as of the data the affidavits and forms were properly signed by the two parties so long as such documentation was provided to the probate office within 30 days of the signatures of the parties (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the office of the judge of probate to permanently record each marriage present to the probate office for filing so long as the affidavits, forms, and data are submitted as required (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the office of the judge probate to forward each marriage filed with the probate office during the preceding calendar month to the Office of Vital Statistics on or before the fifth day of the following calendar month (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the parties to the marriage, if a vital records error has been made, to file amended affidavits, forms, and data with the probate judge (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the fee for filing amended affidavits, forms, and data to be the same as for an original filing (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a civil and independent or religious ceremony of marriage, celebration of marriage, solemnization of marriage, or other officiation, or administration of the vows of marriage to be conducted or engaged in by the parties by an officiant or other presiding person to be selected by the individuals getting married (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the state to have no requirement for any ceremony or proceeding and whether or not a ceremony proceeding is performed or not performed to have no legal effect on the validity of the marriage (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals Marriage Licenses

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