Bill Summary for H 41 (2021-2022)

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Feb 1 2021

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House Bill 41 (Public) Filed Monday, February 1, 2021
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWFUL AGE TO ENTER INTO MARRIAGE IN THIS STATE TO 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
Intro. by Saine, K. Baker, Clemmons, Turner.

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Amends GS 51-2 to eliminate the existing exceptions for persons to marry under the age of 18, thereby making the legal age to marry (18) absolute. Makes conforming changes to GS 51-3, GS 51-16 and GS 51-17, relating to unlawful marriages and marriage licenses. Makes conforming repeals of GS 51-2.1 (concerning marriage of certain underage parties) and GS 51-2.2 (defining parent as the term relates to annulment of unlawful underage marriages).

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