HB1516 (2020) Detail

Raising the minimum age for marriage.


HB 1516 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 1142h

2020 SESSION

20-2424

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1516

 

AN ACT raising the minimum age for marriage.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Adjutant, Graf. 17; Rep. Ruprecht, Graf. 15; Rep. Diggs, Graf. 16; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill raises the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 18 years of age.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 1142h 20-2424

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT raising the minimum age for marriage.

 

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

 

1  Marriage; Age.  Amend RSA 457:4 to read as follows:

457:4  Marriageable.  [No person below the age of 16 years shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage, and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void.] No individual under the age of 18 shall be granted a marriage license.

2  Prohibitions.  Amend RSA 457:8 to read as follows:

457:8  Prohibitions.  No town clerk shall issue any certificate for the marriage of any person below the age of [consent] 18, 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.

3  Repeal.  The following are repealed:

I.  RSA 457:6, relative to a marriage petition by a party under age.

II.  RSA 457:7, relative to grounds for granting a marriage petition by a party under age.

III.  RSA 5-C:45, relative to the marriage license of a party under age.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

Links

HB1516 at GenCourtMobile
HB1516 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1516 Revision: 8377 Date: March 12, 2020, 7:53 p.m.
HB1516 Revision: 7168 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 1 P. 25
Feb. 18, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 01:30 pm LOB 206 (exec. session may follow public hearing schedule)
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 03:00 pm LOB 206
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1085h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 13-5; RC) HC 10 P. 34
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1085h (Vote 13-5; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 11, 2020 Lay on Table (Rep. Edwards): MF RC 128-209 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-1085h: AF RC 113-230 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 FLAM # 2020-1142h (Rep. Levesque): AA RC 208-137 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 FLAM # 2020-1125h (Rep. Horn): AF RC 136-209 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 FLAM # 2020-1127h (Rep. Horn): AF DV 135-211 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1142h: MA RC 207-132 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Reconsider (Rep. T. Smith): MF DV 115-221 03/11/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8