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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 228
Marriage; change minimum age from 16 to 17 and require any person who is 17 to have been emancipated
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First Reader Summary
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.
Status History
Jul/01/2019 - Effective Date
May/06/2019 - Act 187
May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/12/2019 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/02/2019 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/28/2019 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/28/2019 - Senate Third Read
Mar/22/2019 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/21/2019 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/27/2019 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/26/2019 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/26/2019 - House Third Readers
Feb/20/2019 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/12/2019 - House Second Readers
Feb/11/2019 - House First Readers
Feb/08/2019 - House Hopper
02/26/2019 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/02/2019 - House Vote #366Yea(155)Nay(14)NV(3)
Mar/28/2019 - Senate Vote #282Yea(51)Nay(0)NV(1)
Feb/26/2019 - House Vote #77Yea(158)Nay(13)NV(5)
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