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5 AN ACT RELATING TO HUSBAND AND WIFE; MODIFYING SECTION TO ADDRESS
6 CONSENT OF DIVORCED PARENTS FOR MARRIAGE OF A MINOR; REQUIRING
7 CONSENT TO BE GIVEN IN PERSON; DEFINING MINOR; AND MAKING TECHNICAL
9 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
11 30-1-9, as last amended by Chapter 144, Laws of Utah 1992
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
13 Section 1. Section 30-1-9 is amended to read:
14 30-1-9. Marriage by minors -- Consent of parent or guardian -- Juvenile court
16 (1) For purposes of this section, "minor" means a male or female under 18 years of age.
19 (a) the signed consent of [
20 given [
21 (i) if the parents of the minor are divorced, consent shall be given by the parent having
22 legal custody of the minor as evidenced by presentation of a copy to the clerk of the divorce decree
23 specifying custody;
24 (ii) if the parents of the minor are divorced and have been awarded joint custody of the
25 minor, consent shall be given by the parent having physical custody of the minor the majority of
26 the time as evidenced by presentation of a copy to the clerk of the divorce decree specifying
27 custody; or
28 (iii) if the minor is not in the custody of a parent, the legal guardian shall provide the
29 consent; and
30 (b) if under 16 years of age, the written authorization to marry from:
31 (i) a judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the county where either party to
32 the marriage resides[
33 (ii) a court commissioner as permitted by rule of the Judicial Council.
35 commissioner shall ascertain that the minor is entering into the marriage voluntarily. If the clerk
36 has a question as to whether the parent giving consent to the marriage may validly do so, the judge
37 or court commissioner shall determine whether the parent providing the consent meets the
38 qualifications set out in Subsection (2).
40 conducted by the judge may be conducted in chambers.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-25-99 11:11 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.