HB 499 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 499
SPONSORS: Rep. Cilley, Straf. 4; Rep. Rosenwald, Hills. 30; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
9Mar2017... 0810h 17-0450
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
457:4 Marriageable. [No male below the age of 14 years and no female below the age of 13 years shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage that is entered into by one male and one female, and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void.] No male below the age of 18 and no female below the age of 18 shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage [between persons of the same gender], and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void.
457:5 Of Consent. The age of consent shall be in the male and in the female, 18 years. Any marriage contracted by a person below the age of consent[, except as hereinafter provided, may in the discretion of the superior court be annulled at the suit of the party who at the time of contracting such marriage was below the age of consent, or at the suit of his or her parent or guardian, unless such party after arriving at such age shall have confirmed the marriage] shall be null and void; provided that any marriage recognized as valid in the state prior to the effective date of this section and RSA 457:4 shall continue to be recognized as valid on or after the effective date of this section.
457:8 Prohibitions. No town clerk shall issue any certificate for the marriage of any person below the age of consent, and no magistrate or minister of religion shall solemnize the marriage of any such person, if such clerk, magistrate or minister knows or has reasonable cause to believe that such person is below such age[, unless permission for such marriage has been given under this subdivision]. No magistrate or minister of religion shall solemnize any marriage by proxy.
III. The clerk of the town or city shall complete the following statistical and legal information on the marriage application worksheet for both the bride and groom with information supplied by the bride and groom: the number which represents of the currently intended marriage; if previously married, whether a civil annulment occurred or the marriage ended by death or divorce; the date of civil annulment or that the last marriage ended; their race and ancestry; their level of education; [any waivers presented by the groom or the bride, either for time or age pursuant to RSA 457:4 through RSA 457:9 or RSA 457:26 and RSA 457:27;] whether proof of age of the bride and groom was demonstrated using identification with photograph; if applicable, the divorce decree; and, if applicable, the death record of the former spouse.
(e) Consent to the [marriage or] adoption of the minor as provided in RSA 170-B:5 [and RSA 457:6].
I. RSA 5-C:41, XIV, relative to the marriage registration form for a minor.
II. RSA 5-C:45, relative to marriage by minors.
III. RSA 457:6, relative to petition by party under age.
IV. RSA 457:7, relative to permission for minor to marry.
V. RSA 457:28, relative to procedure.
VI. RSA 457:28-b, relative to destruction of records related to petition.
VII. RSA 547:3, II(c), relative to probate court jurisdiction over waivers for marriage of minors.
|Jan. 24, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 22, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 5, 2017||Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 15|
|Jan. 24, 2017||Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 02:00 PM LOB 206|
|Jan. 31, 2017||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206|
|Feb. 21, 2017||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2017 09:00 AM LOB 206|
|Feb. 22, 2017||Executive Session: 02/22/2017 LOB 206|
|March 8, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0536h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 11-0; CC) HC 14 P. 4|
|March 8, 2017||Removed from Consent (Rep. Bates) 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 7|
|March 9, 2017||Amendment # 2017-0536h: AA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 58|
|March 9, 2017||FLAM # 2017-0810h (Rep. Walz): AA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 59|
|March 9, 2017||Indefinitely Postpone (Rep. Spillane): MA RC 179-168 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 60|