SB 1306

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 21, 2014
  • Passed Senate May 01, 2014
  • Passed Assembly Jun 30, 2014
  • Signed by Governor Jul 07, 2014

Bill Subjects

Marriage.

Abstract

An existing provision of the California Constitution, which has been held unenforceable, states that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in this state. An existing statutory provision likewise provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in this state. This bill would repeal that statutory provision. Existing statutory law provides that marriage is a personal relationship arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman. Under existing law, a marriage contracted outside this state that would be valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the marriage was contracted is valid in this state, except that a marriage between 2 persons of the same sex contracted outside this state is valid in this state only if the marriage was contracted prior to November 5, 2008. This bill would instead provide that marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between 2 persons, and would make conforming changes with regard to the consent to, and solemnization of, marriage. The bill would also delete the limitation on the validity of marriages contracted outside this state between 2 persons of the same sex. Under existing law, a reference to "husband" and "wife," "spouses," or "married persons," or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case. The bill would delete references to "husband" or "wife" in the Family Code and would instead refer to a "spouse," and would make other related changes. Existing law establishes, except as specified, a rebuttable presumption of decreased need for spousal support if the supported party is cohabiting with a person of the opposite sex. This bill would make that rebuttable presumption of decreased need for spousal support applicable if the supported party is cohabitating with a "nonmarital partner." This bill would declare that the purpose of the act is to clarify that laws relating to marriage and the rights and responsibilities of spouses apply equally to opposite-sex and same-sex spouses and that the changes are not intended to affect existing decisional law otherwise interpreting the laws amended in the act.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Actions


Jul 07, 2014

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 82, Statutes of 2014.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Jul 02, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Jun 30, 2014

Senate

In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 54. Noes 16. Page 5743.) Ordered to the Senate.

Jun 11, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 10, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 1.) (June 10).

May 15, 2014

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 01, 2014

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 25. Noes 10. Page 3327.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Apr 30, 2014

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 29, 2014

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Senate

Read third time and amended.

Apr 09, 2014

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 08, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3092.) (April 8).

Mar 28, 2014

Senate

Set for hearing April 8.

Mar 06, 2014

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 24, 2014

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 22, 2014

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.

Feb 21, 2014

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1306 HTML
02/21/14 - Introduced PDF
04/29/14 - Amended Senate PDF
07/01/14 - Enrolled PDF
07/07/14 - Chaptered PDF

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