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H.B. 186 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO HUSBAND AND WIFE; AMENDING WHO MAY PERFORM
MARRIAGES; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
30-1-6, as last amended by Chapter 83, Laws of Utah 1996
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 30-1-6 is amended to read:
30-1-6. Who may solemnize marriages -- Certificate.
(1) Marriages may be solemnized by the following persons only:
(a) ministers, rabbis, or priests of any religious denomination who are:
(i) in regular communion with any religious society[
(ii) 18 years of age or older;
(b) Native American spiritual advisors;
(j) the speaker of the House of Representatives[
when retired, under rules set by the Supreme Court.
to the couple married a certificate of marriage [
(a) name of the county from which the license is issued; and
(b) date of [
(a) "Judge or magistrate of the United States" means:
(i) a justice of the United States Supreme Court[
(ii) a judge of a court of appeals[
(iii) a judge of a district court[
(iv) a judge of any court created by an act of Congress the judges of which are entitled to
hold office during good behavior[
(v) a judge of a bankruptcy court [
(vi) a judge of a tax court[
(vii) a United States magistrate.
(b) (i) "Native American spiritual advisor" means a person who:
(A) (I) leads, instructs, or facilitates a Native American religious ceremony or service; or
(II) provides religious counseling; and
(B) is recognized as a spiritual advisor by a federally recognized Native American tribe.
(ii) "Native American spiritual advisor" includes a sweat lodge leader, medicine person,
traditional religious practitioner, or holy man or woman.
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