GA HB228 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 6 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to marriage generally, so as to change the minimum age of marriage of a child from 16 to 17 years of age and to require any person who is 17 years of age to have been emancipated; to amend Chapter 9 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to child custody proceedings, so as to correct a cross-reference; to amend Article 10 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to emancipation, so as to provide for requirements for filing a petition for emancipation for petitioners who desire to enter into a marriage; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Marriage; change minimum age from 16 to 17 and require any person who is 17 to have been emancipated


Roll Calls

2019-04-02 - House - House Vote #366 (Y: 155 N: 14 NV: 2 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2019-03-28 - Senate - Senate Vote #282 (Y: 51 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2019-02-26 - House - House Vote #77 (Y: 158 N: 13 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2019-07-01 Effective Date
2019-05-06 Act 187
2019-05-06HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2019-04-12HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2019-04-02HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2019-03-28SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2019-03-28SenateSenate Third Read
2019-03-22SenateSenate Read Second Time
2019-03-21SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2019-02-27SenateSenate Read and Referred
2019-02-26HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2019-02-26HouseHouse Third Readers
2019-02-20HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2019-02-12HouseHouse Second Readers
2019-02-11HouseHouse First Readers
2019-02-08HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments 750