HB60 (2021) Detail

Raising the minimum age of marriage.


HB 60  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0003

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 60

 

AN ACT raising the minimum age of marriage.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Petrigno, Hills. 23; Rep. Ruprecht, Graf. 3; Rep. Wazir, Merr. 17; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ANALYSIS

 

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

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0003

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT raising the minimum age of 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  The following are repealed: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, 2022.

Links

HB60 at GenCourtMobile
HB60 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 3, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2021 House Hearing
March 11, 2021 House Exec Session
March 11, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB60 Revision: 31348 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 10:18 a.m.

Docket


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 8-7; RC)


Sept. 15, 2021: Full Committee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 206 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


: Retained in Committee


March 11, 2021: Executive Session: 03/11/2021 9:30 a.m.


March 11, 2021: Executive Session: 03/11/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/91927749754


Feb. 18, 2021: ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/18/2021 01:15 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95160795068 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Feb. 3, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/03/2021 01:45 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96640856922 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 33


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Children and Family Law