HB 1006

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Jan 21, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2020

Minimum age to marry and emancipation of minors.

Abstract

Specifies that an "adult" is: (1) a person at least eighteen years of age; or (2) a: (A) married minor who is at least sixteen years of age; or (B) minor that has been completely emancipated by a court; for the purpose of marriage. Raises the minimum age to marry from 15 years of age to 16 years of age. Provides that an individual 16 or 17 years of age may marry only if: (1) the individual's intended spouse is not more than four years older than the individual; (2) a juvenile court has issued an order allowing the individual to marry; and (3) the individual: (A) completes any premarital counseling required under the order; (B) applies for a marriage license not earlier than 15 days after the order is issued; and (C) includes a certified copy of the order with the individual's application for a marriage license. Repeals provisions requiring an individual less than 18 years of age to obtain consent to marry from the individual's parent or guardian. Specifies a process an individual 16 or 17 years of age must follow to petition a juvenile court for an order allowing the individual to marry, and specifies conditions necessary for approval of the petition and conditions requiring denial of the petition. Provides that a court that issues an order allowing an individual at least 16 years of age to marry must also issue an order completely emancipating the individual. Amends the list of records or documents an individual may submit to a court clerk as proof of the individual's date of birth for purposes of applying for a marriage license. Amends the law regarding petitions by minors for emancipation as follows: (1) Provides that a court hearing a minor's petition for emancipation must appoint a guardian ad litem for the minor. (2) Provides that the guardian ad litem shall investigate the statements contained in the minor's petition and file a report of the investigation with the court. (3) Provides that a court may grant a minor's petition for emancipation only if the court finds that emancipation is in the child's best interests. (4) Provides that if the court completely emancipates the child: (A) the child has all the rights and responsibilities of an adult; and (B) the emancipation order may not specify terms of emancipation. Provides that an emancipated child remains subject to: (1) Indiana law concerning minimum age for marriage; and (2) other specific constitutional and statutory age requirements applicable to the emancipated child because of the emancipated child's age. Makes conforming amendments.

Bill Sponsors (33)

Votes


Actions


Mar 30, 2020

House

Public Law 94

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 16, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 11, 2020

House

Representative DeVon added as coauthor

House

Representative Vermilion A removed as coauthor

House

Rule 105.1 suspended

House

Representative Baird removed as coauthor

House

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 390: yeas 93, nays 0

Senate

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 394: yeas 47, nays 2

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Mar 10, 2020

House

House conferees appointed: Engleman and Wright

House

Motion to dissent filed

House

Representative Kirchhofer removed as author

House

Representative Engleman added as author

House

Representative Engleman removed as coauthor

House

House dissented from Senate amendments

House

House advisors appointed: Schaibley, Bartlett and Hatfield

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Charbonneau and Stoops

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Crider and Randolph Lonnie M

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Returned to the House with amendments

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 272: yeas 39, nays 11

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Senator Randolph added as cosponsor

Senate

Amendment #1 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote

Senate

Senator Crider added as second sponsor

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
health and provider services

Jan 22, 2020

House

Referred to the Senate

Jan 21, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 30: yeas 84, nays 14

House

Senate sponsor: Senator Charbonneau

House

Rule 105.1 suspended

House

Representatives Bosma, Huston, Bacon, Brown, T., Cherry, Aylesworth, Abbott D, Baird, Barrett, Bartlett, Bauer, Campbell, Candelaria Reardon, Clere, Cook, Deal, Engleman, Errington, Frye, Karickhoff, Leonard, Manning, McNamara, Negele, Schaibley, Shackleford, Smith, V., Soliday, Vermilion A, Zent, Ziemke added as coauthors

Jan 16, 2020

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #10 (Kirchhofer) prevailed; voice vote

House

Amendment #8 (Austin) failed; Roll Call 28: yeas 40, nays 57

House

Amendment #9 (Austin) motion withdrawn

House

Amendment #4 (Prescott) prevailed; voice vote

Jan 09, 2020

House

Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 06, 2020

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
public health

House

Authored by Representative Kirchhofer

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (S) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1006.06.ENRS.FN001 PDF
Committee Report: HB1006.05.ENGS.CCS001 PDF
Committee Report: HB1006.05.ENGS.CCH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.05.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.05.ENGS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.04.COMS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.04.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Report: HB1006.03.ENGH.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.03.ENGH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.03.ENGH.FN002 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1006.03.ENGH.AMS03 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.02.COMH.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH002 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH003 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH005 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH006 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH007 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH004 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH010 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH008 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1006.02.COMH.AMH009 PDF
Committee Report: HB1006.01.INTR.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1006.01.INTR.FN001 PDF

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