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
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
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 AS 25.05.171 is repealed.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
07 APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to a person married on or after the effective date
08 of this Act.