MD HB1231 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 12 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-13 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Extending the jurisdiction of the equity court to include a petition for authorization for a minor to marry; altering the conditions under which an individual who is 17 years old is authorized to marry; prohibiting an individual under the age of 17 years from marrying; requiring an applicant for a marriage license to provide a certain document to a clerk of the court; requiring a clerk of the court to review a certain order before issuing a marriage license under certain circumstances; etc.

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Family Law – Authorization for a Minor to Marry


Roll Calls

2020-03-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 99 N: 32 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2020-03-13SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2020-03-12HouseThird Reading Passed (99-32)
2020-03-10HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments {582512/1 Adopted
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
2020-02-07HouseHearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-02-07HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB949 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-06 - Hearing 3/04 at 12:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Family Law1201(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2301(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2402(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law2405(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A01(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A2(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A3(n/a)See Bill Text
Family Law5-2A4(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments