Amendment 2024-0415h to HB1220 (2024)

(Second New Title) abolishing the collection of racial and educational data for use in a marital application worksheet and relative to the expectation of privacy.

Revision: Feb. 21, 2024, noon

Rep. Ming, Hills. 35

February 1, 2024





Amendment to HB 1220-FN


Amend the title of the bill by replacing it with the following:


AN ACT relative to statistical information collected on the marital application worksheet.


Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following:


1  Vital Records; Marriage Registration Form; Race and Ancestry.  Amend RSA 5-C:41, III to read as follows:

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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 90 days after its passage.




This bill abolishes the collection of data regarding race, ancestry, and education for use in a marital application worksheet.