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HB 19-1316

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 19, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 19, 2019
  • Passed Senate May 01, 2019
  • Governor

Modernizing Marriage Laws For Minors

Abstract

Marriage of underage persons - issuance of marriage license - rights and conditions - appropriation. The act prohibits persons under 16 years of age from obtaining a marriage license. A person who is 16 or 17 years of age may only obtain a marriage license if a juvenile court determines that the underage party is capable of assuming the responsibilities of marriage and that the marriage would serve the underage party's best interests. Prior to making this determination, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the underage party to investigate the underage party's circumstances and best interests and to file a report with the court addressing the factors listed in the act and stating a position regarding whether the issuance of a marriage license is in the underage party's best interests. The act authorizes the juvenile court to appoint a guardian ad litem for purposes of judicial consent for underage marriage. The act clarifies that an underage married person has certain rights under law, including the right to establish a separate domicile from the married person's parents; the right to file motions and petitions in the married person's own name; the right to enter into enforceable contracts, including leases for housing; and the right to consent to their own medical care. The act clarifies that both parties to a proxy marriage must be 18 years of age. The act prohibits complete social security numbers from appearing on marriage forms and certificates issued by county clerks and recorders and allows certain documents to prove the applicant's identity. For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $59,850 from the general fund to the judicial department for use by the office of the child's representative for operating expenses and for court-appointed counsel. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Chris Hansen

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 31
Primary

Lois Landgraf

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 21
Primary

Faith Winter

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 24
Primary

John Cooke

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 13
Primary

Votes


May 01, 2019

BILL

Pass

Senate

BILL

Pass

Senate

COW *

Fail

Senate

AMD

Fail

Senate

Actions


May 31, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 16, 2019

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

May 01, 2019

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 30, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 29, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 26, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 19, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 18, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 11, 2019

House

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 08, 2019

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/12/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/18/2019) PDF
Introduced (04/08/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/18/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/19/2019) PDF
Revised (04/30/2019) PDF
Rerevised (05/01/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/16/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/31/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/17/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (04/26/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/10/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (07/11/2019) PDF

Sources

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