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 AS 25.05.171 is repealed. 05 * Sec. 4.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.