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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

SB 512: Marriage

GENERAL BILL by Soto

Marriage; Deleting a requirement that a marriage license may be issued by a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court in this state only if one party to the marriage is male and the other party is female; deleting a provision specifying that, for the purpose of interpreting any state law or rule, the term “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and that the term “spouse” applies only to a member of such a union, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/12/2015 Senate • Filed
10/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Rules -SJ 38
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 38
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Judiciary