HB371 (2013) Detail

Repealing the statute recognizing cohabitation as a basis for legal marriage.


HB 371 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

13-0753

05/03

HOUSE BILL 371

AN ACT repealing the statute recognizing cohabitation as a basis for legal marriage.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bickford, Straf 3

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill repeals the statute recognizing cohabitation as a basis of legal marriage.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13-0753

05/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT repealing the statute recognizing cohabitation as a basis for legal marriage.

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

1 Death Benefit for Police Officer or Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty. Amend RSA 21-I:29-a, I(a) to read as follows:

(a) “Family” means the surviving spouse of the police officer or firefighter who was wholly or partially dependent, in fact, upon the earnings of the police officer or firefighter; or, if there is no surviving spouse, the surviving dependent child or dependent children, of such police officer or firefighter or, if there is no surviving dependent child, [a surviving person qualifying as a common-law spouse pursuant to RSA 457:39, or if there is no surviving common-law spouse,] the surviving adult child or adult children, or if there is no surviving adult child or adult children, the surviving parent or parents of such police officer or firefighter. A surviving dependent child shall include a dependent step-child whose expenses of daily living were substantially paid for by the decedent at the time of the death.

2 Repeal. The following are repealed:

I. RSA 457:39, relative to cohabitation as a basis for legal marriage.

II. RSA 457:40, relative to proof of marriage in civil actions.

III. RSA 457:41, relative to proof of marriage in criminal cases.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

Links

HB371 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB371 Revision: 24333 Date: Jan. 17, 2013, midnight

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