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Full Text of HB3376  102nd General Assembly

HB3376 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3376

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Joe Sosnowski

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
750 ILCS 5/203  from Ch. 40, par. 203
750 ILCS 5/208 rep.

    Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Requires proof that each party to the marriage has attained the age of 18 years in order to obtain a license to marry and a marriage certificate from the county clerk. Deletes language allowing proof that each party to the marriage will have attained the age of 18 years at the time the marriage license is effective or will have attained the age of 16 years and has either the consent to the marriage of both parents or his guardian or judicial approval. Repeals a provision regarding judicial approval of underage marriages. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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    Section 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
5Marriage Act is amended by changing Section 203 as follows:
 
6    (750 ILCS 5/203)  (from Ch. 40, par. 203)
7    Sec. 203. License to Marry. When a marriage application
8has been completed and signed by both parties to a prospective
9marriage and both parties have appeared before the county
10clerk and the marriage license fee has been paid, the county
11clerk shall issue a license to marry and a marriage
12certificate form upon being furnished:
13        (1) satisfactory proof that each party to the marriage
14    has will have attained the age of 18 years at the time the
15    marriage license is effective or will have attained the
16    age of 16 years and has either the consent to the marriage
17    of both parents or his guardian or judicial approval;
18    provided, if one parent cannot be located in order to
19    obtain such consent and diligent efforts have been made to
20    locate that parent by the consenting parent, then the
21    consent of one parent plus a signed affidavit by the
22    consenting parent which (i) names the absent parent and
23    states that he or she cannot be located, and (ii) states

 

 

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1    what diligent efforts have been made to locate the absent
2    parent, shall have the effect of both parents' consent for
3    purposes of this Section;
4        (2) satisfactory proof that the marriage is not
5    prohibited; and
6        (3) an affidavit or record as prescribed in
7    subparagraph (1) of Section 205 or a court order as
8    prescribed in subparagraph (2) of Section 205, if
9    applicable.
10    With each marriage license, the county clerk shall provide
11a pamphlet describing the causes and effects of fetal alcohol
12syndrome. At least annually, the county board shall submit to
13the Illinois Department of Public Health a report as to the
14county clerk's compliance with the requirement that the county
15clerk provide a pamphlet with each marriage license. All
16funding and production costs for the aforementioned
17educational pamphlets for distribution to each county clerk
18shall be provided by non-profit, non-sectarian statewide
19programs that provide education, advocacy, support, and
20prevention services pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
21(Source: P.A. 96-1323, eff. 1-1-11.)
 
22    (750 ILCS 5/208 rep.)
23    Section 10. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
24Marriage Act is amended by repealing Section 208.
 
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon

 

 

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1becoming law.