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HB 310: "An Act relating to the minimum age of eligibility for marriage."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 310                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the minimum age of eligibility for marriage."                                                       
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 25.05.011(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
04 (a)  Marriage is a civil contract entered into by two natural persons [ONE                                          
05 MAN AND ONE WOMAN] that requires both a license and solemnization. Each                                             
06 person shall [THE MAN AND THE WOMAN MUST EACH] be at least one of the                                               
07       following:                                                                                                        
08                 (1)  18 years of age or older and otherwise capable;                                                    
09                 (2)  emancipated under AS 09.55.590 [QUALIFIED FOR A                                                
10       LICENSE UNDER AS 25.05.171]; or                                                                                   
11                 (3)  a member of the armed forces of the United States while on active                                  
12       duty.                                                                                                             
13    * Sec. 2. AS 25.20.020 is amended to read:                                                                         
14            Sec. 25.20.020. Arrival at majority upon marriage. A person arrives at the                                 
15       age of majority upon being married according to law [, UNLESS THE PERSON IS                                       
01       UNDER THE MARRIAGEABLE AGE OF CONSENT AS DEFINED IN                                                               
02       AS 25.05.171(a), IN WHICH CASE THE PERSON REACHES MAJORITY UPON                                                   
03       REACHING THE MARRIAGEABLE AGE OF CONSENT].                                                                        
04    * Sec. 3. AS 25.05.171 is repealed.                                                                                
05    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
06 read:                                                                                                                   
07       APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to a person married on or after the effective date                                
08 of this Act.