Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 19

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-11-6-1.

Synopsis: Authority to solemnize marriages. Authorizes the governor, the lieutenant governor, and members of the general assembly to solemnize marriages.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Steele




    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 19



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-11-6-1; (07)IN0019.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-11-6-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 1. Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following:
        (1) A member of the clergy of a religious organization (even if the cleric does not perform religious functions for an individual congregation), such as a minister of the gospel, a priest, a bishop, an archbishop, or a rabbi.
        (2) A judge.
        (3) A mayor, within the mayor's county.
        (4) A clerk or a clerk-treasurer of a city or town, within a county in which the city or town is located.
        (5) A clerk of the circuit court.
         (6) The governor.
        (7) The lieutenant governor.

         (8) A member of the general assembly.
        (6) (9) The Friends Church, in accordance with the rules of the Friends Church.
        (7) (10) The German Baptists, in accordance with the rules of their society.
        (8) (11) The Bahai faith, in accordance with the rules of the Bahai faith.
        (9) (12) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in accordance with the rules of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
        (10) (13) An imam of a masjid (mosque), in accordance with the rules of the religion of Islam.