Bill Alert SB 5696

This bill would eliminate child marriage with the following:

  • Marriage is a civil contract between two persons of any gender who have each attained the age of 18 years and who are otherwise capable.
  • Every marriage entered in which either person is not 18 is void.
  • Any person knowingly violating this section is guilty of a class C felony and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for a period of not more than three years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

The full bill alert is here.


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