HB427 (2005) Detail

Repealing common law marriage.


HB 427 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0531

05/09

HOUSE BILL 427

AN ACT repealing common law marriage.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bickford, Straf 3

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill repeals common law marriage in New Hampshire by repealing RSA 457:39, which provides that a couple who lives together as husband and wife for 3 years may be considered legally married.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0531

05/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT repealing common law marriage.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Repeal. RSA 457:39, relative to common law marriage, is repealed.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

Links

HB427 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB427 Revision: 8877 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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