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5 AN ACT RELATING TO HUSBAND AND WIFE; AMENDING WHO MAY PERFORM
6 MARRIAGES; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
7 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9 30-1-6, as last amended by Chapter 83, Laws of Utah 1996
10 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
11 Section 1. Section 30-1-6 is amended to read:
12 30-1-6. Who may solemnize marriages -- Certificate.
13 (1) Marriages may be solemnized by the following persons only:
14 (a) ministers, rabbis, or priests of any religious denomination who are:
15 (i) in regular communion with any religious society[
16 (ii) 18 years of age or older;
17 (b) Native American spiritual advisors;
24 marriages; [
26 (j) the speaker of the House of Representatives[
1 when retired, under rules set by the Supreme Court.
3 to the couple married a certificate of marriage [
4 shows the:
5 (a) name of the county from which the license is issued; and
6 (b) date of [
8 (a) "Judge or magistrate of the United States" means:
9 (i) a justice of the United States Supreme Court[
10 (ii) a judge of a court of appeals[
11 (iii) a judge of a district court[
12 (iv) a judge of any court created by an act of Congress the judges of which are entitled to
13 hold office during good behavior[
14 (v) a judge of a bankruptcy court [
15 (vi) a judge of a tax court[
16 (vii) a United States magistrate.
17 (b) (i) "Native American spiritual advisor" means a person who:
18 (A) (I) leads, instructs, or facilitates a Native American religious ceremony or service; or
19 (II) provides religious counseling; and
20 (B) is recognized as a spiritual advisor by a h FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED h Native
20a American tribe.
21 (ii) "Native American spiritual advisor" includes a sweat lodge leader, medicine person,
22 traditional religious practitioner, or holy man or woman.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-26-96 1:12 PM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
lilac-January 27, 1997
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