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HB 236: "An Act relating to marriage solemnization."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 236                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to marriage solemnization."                                                                            
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 25.05.261 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                            
04            (c)  Nothing in this section creates or implies a duty on a person authorized to                             
05       solemnize a marriage under (a)(1) or (3) of this section to                                                       
06                 (1)  solemnize a marriage; or                                                                           
07                 (2)  provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges                                 
08       for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of a marriage.                              
09            (d)  A person permitted to solemnize a marriage under (a)(1) or (3) of this                                  
10       section is not subject to criminal or civil liability for refusing to solemnize a marriage                        
11       or refusing to provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a                           
12       purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of a marriage.                                    
13            (e)  The state or a municipality may not penalize a person who is permitted to                               
14       solemnize a marriage under (a)(1) or (3) of this section for refusing to solemnize a                              
15       marriage or refusing to provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or                                   
01       privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of a                             
02       marriage. In this subsection, "penalize" means to take an action affecting a benefit or                           
03       privilege guaranteed to the person by law, including a tax exemption or state or                                  
04       municipal contract, grant, or license.