Bill Summary for S 35 (2021-2022)
Apr 28 2021
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWFUL AGE OF MARRIAGE TO SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM FOUR-YEAR AGE DIFFERENCE FOR A SIXTEEN OR SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD TO MARRY.Intro. by Sawyer, Britt, Foushee.
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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. Amends GS 51-2 to allow a (1) person over age 16 and under age 18; or (1) person over age 14 and under age 16, to marry (as allowed under GS 51-2.1) a person no more than four years older (previously, allowed those persons to marry with no restriction on the age of the person they married). Makes conforming changes to GS 51-2.1 (concerning marriage of certain underage parties). Amends the act's titles.