SENATE BILL No. 19
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
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
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.
The Friends Church, in accordance with the rules of the
The German Baptists, in accordance with the rules of
The Bahai faith, in accordance with the rules of the Bahai
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in
accordance with the rules of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
An imam of a masjid (mosque), in accordance with the
rules of the religion of Islam.