State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/31/2023, by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy


750 ILCS 5/217 rep.
750 ILCS 5/218 rep.
750 ILCS 5/219 rep.

    Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by repealing all of the following provisions: (i) no marriage shall be contracted in this State by a party residing and intending to continue to reside in another state or jurisdiction if the marriage would be void if contracted in the other state or jurisdiction, and every marriage celebrated in this State in violation of that provision is null and void; (ii) before issuing a license to marry a person who resides and intends to continue to reside in another state, the officer having authority to issue the license shall satisfy himself by requiring affidavits or otherwise that the person is not prohibited from intermarrying by the laws of the jurisdiction where the person resides; and (iii) an official issuing a marriage license with knowledge that the parties are prohibited from marrying and a person authorized to solemnize marriages who knowingly solemnizes such a marriage are guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    (750 ILCS 5/217 rep.)
5    (750 ILCS 5/218 rep.)
6    (750 ILCS 5/219 rep.)
7    Section 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
8Marriage Act is amended by repealing Sections 217, 218, and