HB 1278 - Common-law marriage; prohibit; exception

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 1278 - Common-law marriage; prohibit; exception

Page Numbers - 1
Code Sections - 19-3-1.1
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1. Mobley  69th           2. Randall  127th          3. Martin  47th
4. Falls  125th

House Comm: SJudy / Senate Comm: S Judy / House Vote: Yeas 164 Nays 6 Senate Vote: Yeas 50 Nays 3 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/12/96 Read 1st Time 2/14/96 1/22/96 Read 2nd Time 2/26/96 1/30/96 Favorably Reported 2/21/96 Committee Amend/Sub Sub 2/13/96 Read 3rd Time 3/14/96 2/13/96 Passed/Adopted 3/14/96 FA Comm/Floor Amend/Sub CSFA 3/15/96 Amend/Sub Agreed To 4/1/96 Sent to Governor 4/15/96 Signed by Governor 1021 Act/Veto Number 7/1/96 Effective Date ---------------------------------------- Postponed by the House 2/9/ Until 2/13/96 Code Sections amended: 19-3-1.1
HB 1278 HB 1278/AP H. B. No. 1278 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE) By: Representatives Mobley of the 69th, Randall of the 127th, Martin of the 47th and Falls of the 125th A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions 1- 3 relating to marriage, so as to provide that no common-law 1- 4 marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after 1- 5 January 1, 1997; to provide that otherwise valid common-law 1- 6 marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not 1- 7 be affected and shall continue to be recognized in this 1- 8 state; to provide for a state-wide education program 1- 9 regarding this Act and the elements of a valid common-law 1-10 marriage; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1-11 purposes. 1-12 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-13 Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 19 of the Official Code of 1-14 Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relating 1-15 to marriage, is amended by adding, after Code Section 19-3-1 1-16 the following: 1-17 "19-3-1.1. (Index) 1-18 No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state 1-19 on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law 1-20 marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not 1-21 be affected by this Code section and shall continue to be 1-22 recognized in this state." SECTION 2. 1-23 The Department of Human Resources is authorized and directed 1-24 to implement a state-wide education program through the 1-25 broadcast and print media to inform state residents 1-26 regarding the Code section enacted by this Act and the 1-27 elements of a valid common-law marriage. SECTION 3. 1-28 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 1-29 repealed. H. B. No. 1278 -1- (Index)

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