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HB 555 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state and the form of a marriage license and application for a marriage license. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 573 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1813 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2795 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3932 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HR 2610 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 555. Reported enrolled
SB 251 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 522 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 911 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1705 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SR 929 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 555. Reported enrolled
HB 623 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1745 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2977 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to issues affecting counties and certain other governmental entities; authorizing fees. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3734 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 4105 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
SB 673 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1120 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 869 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license for an absent applicant, the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies, and the maintenance and submission of records relating to a marriage license issued for an absent applicant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 984 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain information required to be provided to an applicant for a marriage license. House: Technology
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3024 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to premarital education requirements for certain applicants for a marriage license; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 355 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the powers and duties of the Title IV-D agency regarding the establishment, collection, and enforcement of child support and in connection with an application for a marriage license or protective order; authorizing a surcharge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1218 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 898 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to certain requirements relating to the issuance of a marriage license or the recording of a declaration of informal marriage and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3098 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 723 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3666 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1704 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the waiting period following the issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2685 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to certain requirements for issuance of a marriage license, including an optional premarital education course. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 418 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an exception to the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony for certain individuals. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 174 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the confidentiality of information in an application for a marriage license. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 75 78-4 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an exception to the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony for certain individuals. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 14 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to a mandatory blood test to obtain a marriage license. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 16 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the recognition of an informal marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 350 76-0 (1999) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to creating a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 654 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to collection and use of the fee for a marriage license or a declaration of informal marriage. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 717 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to mandatory premarital testing for human immunodeficiency virus infection. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2442 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the administration and funding of a premarital education handbook and certain marital education courses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 644 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to creating a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1162 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the administration and funding of certain marital education courses, including courses required to obtain a marriage license. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2069 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to certain information provided in an application for a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1478 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1138 74-0 (1995) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to a court authorized to waive the 72-hour waiting period following issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1754 74-0 (1995) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the authority to grant a waiver of the 72-hour waiting period for issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2634 74-0 (1995) Author: Smithee, John Relating to issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 936 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 615 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the issuance of marriage licenses. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2226 73-0 (1993) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the authority of certain courts to waive the restriction that a marriage ceremony not take place during the 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 423 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the authority of certain courts to waive the restriction that a marriage ceremony may not take place during the 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of a marriage license. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1369 72-0 (1991) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the 72-hour waiting period following issuance of a marriage license. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1526 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to marriage license application forms. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2684 72-0 (1991) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the issuance of marriage licenses. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 141 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to the authority of a justice court to waive the requirement that a marriage ceremony may not take place sooner than 72 hours after the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
SB 751 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Ciro
Relating to the format and content of marriage license applications. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 405 71-0 (1989) Author: Valigura, Keith
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to the authority of certain statutory county courts to waive the requirement that a marriage ceremony may not take place sooner than 72 hours after the issuance of the marriage license. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 70 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the period after the issuance of a marriage license that the marriage ceremony may take place. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
HB 1213 70-0 (1987) Author: Arnold, Bill
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to the issuance of marriage licenses and to the time marriage ceremonies may take place. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 1416 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2323 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Richard Relating to requiring a laboratory statement and report on a test for human immunodeficiency virus infection to be submitted with an application for a marriage license; proving criminal penalties. House: Public Health Referred to subcommittee
SB 366 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to parental consent for the marriage of certain minors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1322 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the requirements for issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 88 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the acknowledgment of parental consent for the marriage of certain minors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 89 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 117 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 768 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of the family violence shelter fund, financed by an increase in the fees for marriage licenses and marriage declarations, and to appropriations from that fund to the Texas Department of Human Resources. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 342 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Kubiak, L.B.
Relating to the issuance of and the expiration date of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 831 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to issuance of a marriage license and to remarriage after divorce. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 75 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the fee for the issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage and to providing funds for the enforcement of laws prohibiting child abuse. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 937 68-0 (1983) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the abolition of common-law marriage. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1172 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1284 68-0 (1983) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 27 68-2 (1984) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 503 67-0 (1981) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
SB 65 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the amount and use of fees for the issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 773 67-0 (1981) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to repeal of certain sections of the Family Code of Texas with respect to medical examinations of applicants for marriage licenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
HB 754 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to the amount and use of fees for issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1357 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SB 1146 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to repeal of certain sections of the Family Code of Texas with respect to medical examinations of applicants for marriage licenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1854 65-0 (1977) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the reporting of serologic tests for determining the existence of infectious syphillis in applicants for marrige licenses. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 276 64-0 (1975) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Amending Title 1 of the Family Code; relating to application for a marriage license without a personal appearance before the clerk; relating to issuance of a marriage license; relating to age requirements for marriage; relating to parental consent for underage applicants for marriage; relating to a court order granting an underage applicant permission to marry; relating to duplicate marriage licenses; relating to voidable marriages because of age; relating to jurisdiction over nonresident respondent; relating to citation by publication in a suit for divorce or the annulment of a marriage; relating to the counseling of parties to a divorce action; relating to jury trial in a suit for divorce or annulment; relating to the earnings of an unemancipated minor. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 266 64-0 (1975) Author: Hance, Kent Amending Title 1 of the Family Code. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
HB 35 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to orders by courts of domestic relations courts exempting marriage license applicants from the medical examination requirements. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 698 63-0 (1973) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the repeal of Section 1.22, Family Code; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 920 63-0 (1973) Author: Tupper, Jr., Charles Relating to medical examinations prerequisite to obtaining a marriage license. House: Judiciary Committee hearing date
SB 233 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Amending Title 1, Family Code relating to marriages and marriage licenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 614 63-0 (1973) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Tupper, Jr., Charles
Relating to the content of the physician's statement required to accompany an application for a marriage license; relating to the granting of authority to the State Board of Health to require a serological test for rubella under certain conditions for the same purpose. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Filed without Governor's signature
SB 770 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Amending the Family Code and relating to marriage licenses; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee substitute
HB 1058 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to abolishing the six months prohibition against remarriage.
HB 1389 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to marriage licenses and their issuance.
HB 1430 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to parental financial responsibility as regards child support payments; a penalty.
SB 143 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Rosson, Renal B.
Relating to including a space for social security numbers on application forms for marriage licenses.
HB 1401 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" Relating to parental financial responsibility as regards child-support payments; providing delay in issuance of marriage license; a penalty.
HB 29 61-1 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending various provisions the Family Code; providing penalty for violations.
HB 47 61-2 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending various provisions of the Family Code; penalty for violation by county clerk or deputy.
HB 73 60-0 (1967) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that no person may falsely claim to be the parent or guardian of a minor applying for a marriage license for the purpose of inducing the county clerk to issue the license and providing a penalty.
HB 653 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Charles R. "Chuck" Relating to filing affidavits with the county clerk before a marriage license may be issued.
SB 432 60-0 (1967) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to filing affidavits with the county clerk before a marriage license may be issued.
HB 610 59-0 (1965) Author: Crews, David William Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the issuance of marriage licenses.
SB 365 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the issuance of marriage licenses; providing for consent of either parent for the marriage of a minor to be given by said parent appearing before the County Clerk of any county in the United States of America and giving consent under oath; eliminating the requirement that application must be on file at least three days in the County Clerk's Office before issuing a marriage license to a minor.
SB 366 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for consent for the marriage of a minor child by the father or mother alone in certain cases.
HB 60 58-0 (1963) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. | et. al. Providing that no marriage license shall be issued until it has been on file in the County Clerk's office for a period of not less than five (5) days.
SB 162 56-0 (1959) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for the filing of a record of each marriage, each divorce and annulment of marriage in this state with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
HB 72 56-1 (1959) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to the requirement of consent of parent or guardian of certain parties before said parties may marry or a marriage license be issued to them and relating further to the issuance of marriage licenses by the county clerk after a prescribed period of three (3) days from the date of the filing of the application.
HB 48 56-2 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to the requirement of consent of parent or guardian of certain parties before said parties may marry or a marriage license be issued to them and relating further to the issuance of marriage licenses by the county clerk after a prescribed period of three (3) days from the date of the filing of application.
HB 64 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide that a marriage without good faith attempt to obtain license shall be null and void, but that lack of authority of the person who performs the ceremony shall not invalidate the marriage; clerical errors in the license shall not invalidate the marriage; parties who attempt a valid ceremonial marriage but an impediment exists shall in certain instances be deemed married after the impediment is removed; providing that this amendment shall not affect marriages consummated before the Act becomes effective.
SB 21 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that a marriage without good faith attempt to obtain license shall be null and void, but that lack of authority of the person who performs the ceremony shall not invalidate the marriage; clerical errors in the license shall not invalidate the marriage; parties who attempt a valid ceremonial marriage but an impediment exists shall in certain instances be deemed married after the impediment is removed; providing that this amendment shall not affect marriages consummated before the Act becomes effective; providing the effective date.
SB 80 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain Statutes to make it a misdemeanor offense for a clerk to issue a marriage license to applicants under twenty-one in case of males or under eighteen in case of females without the consent of parents or guardian or County Judge and without requiring substantial evidence of age; prescribing form of consent; authorizing the clerk to require evidence; prescribing a penalty; making an exception; containing a separability clause.
HB 154 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks; providing that any attempted marriage without such a valid license shall be null and void.
SB 48 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks.
HB 34 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes regulating the issuance of marriage licenses.
SB 33 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statutes regulating the issuance of marriage licenses; prescribing penalties.
HB 528 51-0 (1949) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the County clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony; providing that the County Clerk at the time the license is applied for shall examine the applicant or applicants for the license, under oath, as to age and residence, which shall be reduced to writing by the County Clerk and subscribed to by the applicant or applicants; and providing in case either party is absent when application is made an affidavit shall be made by person other than the contracting party as to age and residence of the absent party; providing for the filing of said affidavit in the County Clerk's office; providing that application for license shall be made at least three and not more than thirty days before the license shall be issues; providing for the recording of applications for license by the County Clerk in a book kept for that purpose and marked 'Notice of Intention to Marry' and providing that after the expiration of three and not more than thirty days after the signing of the notice of intention to marry the County Clerk may issue said license, providing for a certification from a reputable licensed physician showing the man to be free from all vernal diseases; providing for the repeal of all laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act.
HB 588 51-0 (1949) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties for the violation thereof.
HB 53 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to require the County Clerk to require from persons desiring to marry and making application for a license therefor an affidavit stating under oath that such applicant have never previously married or that the immediate former spouse of such applicant is dead or that the applicant has been divorced from the immediate former spouse, the grounds therefor and the date thereof; prohibiting the County Clerk from issuing a marriage license to persons granted a divorce on the grounds of cruel treatment within twelve (12) months from date of such divorce decree; excepting persons previously married to each other; requiring the County Clerk to maintain a record of such affidavits.
HB 161 49-0 (1945) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties.
SB 65 49-0 (1945) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties for violation thereof.
HB 14 48-0 (1943) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that before any county clerk shall issue a marriage license the man and woman shall supply information as to date of birth, residence, occupation, and as to the place and date of their parents, occupation of their father, and their mother's maiden name; requiring a doctor's certificate of the man with respect to venereal diseases.
HB 65 48-0 (1943) Author: McMurry, Houston Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician legally licensed to practice medicine in Texas, who at the time of said examination caused to be made of specimens taken from such persons standard serological tests and such other laboratory procedures as are essential to the determination of freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases; providing penalties for violation of provisions of the Act.
HB 272 48-0 (1943) Author: Humphrey, Joe C. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the county clerk shall not issue a marriage license between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any day.
HB 507 48-0 (1943) Author: Brawner, Herbert F. | et. al. Relating to providing for the registration in this state of marriages, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes.
HB 79 47-0 (1941) Author: McMurry, Houston | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician to determine freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases; establishing certain laboratory procedures; establishing certain procedures for county clerks issuing marriage licenses; providing penalties for violation of provisions of this Act.
HB 243 47-0 (1941) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing that both the man and the woman shall supply separate affidavits with certain information before any county clerk shall issue a marriage license; requiring a doctor's certificate of both the man and the woman with respect to venereal diseases.
SB 499 47-0 (1941) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a certain Act by adding that no County Clerk hall issue a marriage license between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m..
HB 61 46-0 (1939) Author: Brown, R. Lee Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage be thoroughly examined by a physician.
HB 28 43-0 (1933) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure from the County Clerk a license directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony, and that said license shall be sufficient to celebrate such marriage.
HB 45 41-0 (1929) Author: Land, Cornelius L. Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that person who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk, directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 50 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rite of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 93 41-0 (1929) Author: Sherrill, Clarence Junius Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 172 41-0 (1929) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
SB 74 41-0 (1929) Author: Hyer, Julien Capers Relating to providing that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the County Clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
SB 107 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to authorizing County Clerk to issue marriage licenses and administer oaths.
HB 110 40-1 (1927) Author: Williams, William Thomas "Willie" Relating to authorizing the State Comptroller to join in behalf of the State in contracts for the collection of delinquent taxes under the certain provisions and providing that the form of such contract shall be prepared by the Attorney General and that the same shall not be valid without such joiner.
HB 66 38-0 (1923) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to regulating the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks, and providing for the publication of applications to the said county clerk for marriage licenses applied for.
HB 85 38-0 (1923) Author: Wilmans, Edith Eunice Relating to prohibiting the issuance of marriage licenses unless such application is accompanied by a certificate from a reputable physician; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 88 38-0 (1923) Author: Baldwin, Roy Alvin | et. al. Relating to providing for issuance by clerks of the county court of license to marry; requiring such clerk before issuing such license to demand and receive from the male person, party to such marriage contract, a certificate in writing made by a reputable, licensed and regularly practicing physician of this State, certifying on his honor that such person is not afflicted with any contagious or communicable venereal disease, and prescribing the requisites of such certificates; prescribing penalties for violations of this act.
HB 160 38-0 (1923) Author: Coffee, Sr., Roy Clarence Relating to amending statute with reference to the issuance of marriage licenses so as to provide that no license to marry shall be issued except in the county of the residence of the female desiring to marry unless the parent or guardian is present in person and gives his or her consent for the issuance of such license.
HB 125 37-0 (1921) Author: Baldwin, Roy Alvin Relating to a certain Act regarding the issuance of licenses to marry.
HB 208 37-0 (1921) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the purchase of marriage licenses.
SB 36 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al. Relating to regulating domestic relations by prescribing prerequisites to the issuance of marriage licenses; relating to divorces and obligations of fathers to legitimate children.
HB 38 36-0 (1919) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and furnish to the clerks to whom they apply for license to marry, a certificate from a reputable physician that they are free from venereal disease; prescribing penalties.
HB 254 36-0 (1919) Author: Stout, Lee E. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the celebration of marriages by requiring the county clerk to inquire into and ascertain the nationality of all persons procuring license to marry and requiring the clerk to make and keep a record showing same.
HB 427 36-0 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amending certain statute requiring marriage license to be obtained in the county of the residence of the bride.
HB 25 36-2 (1919) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al. Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and to produce a certificate that they are free from venereal disease when applying for license to marry; prescribing penalties.
HB 118 36-3 (1920) Author: Sentell, C. Frank Relating to amending certain laws relating to the Celebration of Marriage so as to place additional safeguards around the granting of marriage licenses.
HB 473 35-0 (1917) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner Relating to requiring all male persons entering into matrimony contacts to under physical examination to certify freedom from venereal diseases.
SB 6 35-0 (1917) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to providing that all persons desiring to marry shall procure a license, and declaring all other marriages null and void.
HB 160 35-4 (1918) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to providing a permanent record of all marriages and divorces in the State; prescribing a fee to be paid upon the issuance of the marriage license.
HB 59 34-0 (1915) Author: Williams, B. F. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act granting of marriage licenses to people of certain ages; requiring consent of the parent or guardian.
SB 100 34-0 (1915) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that all persons desirous of marrying shall procure a license and declaring all marriages contracted, entered into or celebrated in any other manner null and void.
HB 717 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Aaron R. Relating to amending the General Laws relating to the issuance of a marriage license, the amendment providing that in case of a female under eighteen years of age and a male under twenty-one years of age, the consent of the parents or guardian shall be given in person or in writing.
SB 300 33-0 (1913) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to validating marriages in all instances where the return and record of the marriage license has not been made as provided by law.
SB 372 33-0 (1913) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to amending article 4610 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, providing that all persons desirous of marrying shall procure a license authorizing its celebration, and declaring all marriages contracted, entered into or celebrated in any other manner null and void.
HB 8 32-0 (1911) Author: Cable, Robert L. Relating to the issuance of a marriage license, providing that in case of a female under eighteen years of age and a male under twenty-one years of age, the consent of the parent or guardian shall be given in person or in writing.
HB 820 26-0 (1899) Relating to preventing and punishing celebration of marriages without a license.

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