DE SB67 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on May 14 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-05-15 - Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
Pending: House Health & Human Development Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act reinstates the requirement that the Clerks of the Peace in each county maintain a registry of clergypersons or ministers who perform marriages in Delaware. Clergypersons or ministers of any religion desiring to perform wedding ceremonies must register with the Clerk of the Peace. Upon registering, he or she will receive an identification number that he or she must enter on the Certificate of Marriage for each wedding ceremony he or she performs. If the clergyperson or minister registers with the Clerk of the Peace in one county, he or she will be added to a statewide registry and will be able to perform weddings statewide. If a clergyperson or minister performs a wedding without being registered, the Clerk of the Peace can suspend or revoke that clergyperson or ministers ability to perform further weddings in Delaware.

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An Act To Amend Title 13 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Marriages.


Roll Calls

2019-05-14 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-05-15 Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
2019-05-14 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2019-05-08 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2019-04-10 Introduced and Assigned to Judicial Committee in Senate

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