KY SB48 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on March 29 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-29 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 36)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Amend KRS 402.020 to establish a new minimum age for marriage; amend KRS 402.030 to establish the power of courts to declare a marriage void when one party is under 18 years of age; amend KRS 402.210 to prohibit individuals under the age of 17 years from marrying; establish the process for a 17- year old to petition a court for permission to marry and the criteria for granting the petition; repeal KRS 402.260 which provides for the estate of minors who marry to be placed in receivership until they reach the age of 18 years.

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AN ACT relating to child marriage.


Roll Calls

2018-03-16 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 341 (Y: 87 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [PASS]
2018-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/SCS 1, SFA 1 RSN# 514 (Y: 34 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 514 (Y: 34 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-03-29Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 36)
2018-03-19Senatedelivered to Governor
2018-03-19Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2018-03-19Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2018-03-19Senatereceived in Senate
2018-03-16House3rd reading, passed 87-0
2018-03-16Houseposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2018
2018-03-16Housetaken from Rules
2018-03-15House2nd reading, to Rules
2018-03-14Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
2018-03-12Houseposted in committee
2018-03-12Houseto Judiciary (H)
2018-03-08Housereceived in House
2018-03-07Senate3rd reading, passed 34-3 with Committee Substitute (1) & floor amendment (1)
2018-03-06Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-06Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2018-03-06Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-03-05Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2018-03-05Senate1st reading
2018-03-05Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2018-01-03Senateto Judiciary (S)
2018-01-02Senateintroduced in Senate

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