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House Bill 1248


House Bill 1248

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Premarital preparation course and fee reduction. Establishes a $10 fee for a marriage license and a marriage certificate if the individuals have completed a premarital preparation course that meets certain requirements. Increases the fee for a marriage license for individuals who have not completed a premarital preparation course from $10 to $40. Increases the fee for a marriage certificate for Indiana residents who have not completed a premarital preparation course from $8 to $32. Establishes a marriage certificate fee of $8 for Indiana residents who complete a premarital preparation course. Establishes requirements for the premarital preparation course. Requires an individual who is less than 18 years of age to complete a premarital preparation course before the individual may marry. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to review and approve research based marriage and relationship curricula for certain purposes. Establishes the healthy marriages fund to provide financial assistance to low income individuals for the cost of completing a premarital preparation course. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to administer the fund. Continually appropriates money in the fund.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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